Monday, October 26, 2009

a lil bit of nostalgia

I recently was admiring these adorable vintage storybook tiles from theredthread, and thought it would be fun to make a couple of them myself... maybe as a christmas gift?
Anyways this got me to thinking about my favorite storybooks as a child. And, I remembered one that my little sister literally had memorized and insisted on "reading" to us (over and over again) before she could actually read. It was entitled Patrick Eats His Dinner by Geoffrey Hayes and was a cute story about a little koala or some kind of bear who didn't want to eat his peas so he made up a song, "little green balls of mushy poison.." etc. Mention it to anyone in my family and they'd be able to recite the whole thing, that's how many times we've all read the book (or had it "read" to us).
So anyways, I thought I'd see if I could find it on for a couple bucks and make a tile or two for Cailin for christmas... fun gift right? HA! Can you believe that little book is going for $780+ on amazon?!! Apparently its out of print... but seriously?! I'm sure my mom still has a copy of it at home... little does she know she's sitting on a gold mine :)... maybe I could make some good quality photocopies and still make the tiles. Or maybe I'll have to find another kid favorite... jeeze, cailin and her expensive tastes ;)
What's one of your favorite storybooks from childhood? Amelia Bedelia? Flutterby? Frog and Toad?


  1. Oh I TOTALLY remember that book... I was singing the "little green balls of mushy poison" song as soon as I read the word Patrick. Mom totally still has that book somewhere... we should put it in a lockbox apparently. So funny. I have so many childhood favorites... the Mr. Men series, there was some book about calico something... called Cassie's Magic Flowers. It's where a girl turns her black and white world into a world of color... sounds like something I would like. :) I also loved "There's a Wocket in my Pocket"... and so so many more.

  2. THe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats was the first book I ever learned to read. This is a really cute idea!