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    possum magic, hungry catepillar, mr grumpy's motorcar - when i was really little.

    the folk in the faraway tree - i got the whole set when i was probably 3/4ish?? my sister would read me bits and pieces and I absolutely loved them. When I was older I used to read them on my own - it took a few yrs before I understood all the words but it was great - they grew with me kinda all through primary school. I recently re-read and they are just so wonderful written

    in grade 4 and 5 I got completely obsessed with trixie beldon series at the library - I never owned them but would reborrow the same books over and over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braxtonsmummy View Post
    Wonkey donkey!!!
    i brought this after someone on BH recommended it for a xmas present ffor a little girl.

    DH and I read the story before we gave it to her and we cracking up - he put on this really loud, country voice twice on each page. one for the eeeeeeeeww ooowwwwwwwww and somewhere else (can't remember the other bit?) maybe heee hoooee or something?

    anyway, we couldn't get through it , it was too funny. i was crying by the end.

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    Lol I have bought the wonky donky too, thanks to BH I'm waiting for it to arrive with my other books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post

    the folk in the faraway tree - i got the whole set when i was probably 3/4ish?? my sister would read me bits and pieces and I absolutely loved them. When I was older I used to read them on my own - it took a few yrs before I understood all the words but it was great - they grew with me kinda all through primary school. I recently re-read and they are just so wonderful written
    Ahhh yes. Who didn't love a bit of Joe, Bessie, Fanny and D!ck?

    I loved those books too, but I never understood why my Mum used to crack it every time she read their names out

    My nephews have a book called "Where is the Green Sheep?" which they adore.

    My favourite book as a very little girl was called "Ukelele" (I think). It was about a little girl who had this wooden doll that her father had carved for her. One day, a ship came to the island she lived on, and one of the sailors gave her a new doll. This new doll was very beautiful, and wore extravagant clothes and had long hair.

    For a while, the little girl did nothing but admire the new doll, and her father's wooden one was tossed aside. In the end though, she realised she loved the wooden doll most

    I would LOVE to find that book again! Does anyone have it/has anyone seen it in the shops? I'm unsure whether that was actually the title or not ... I was VERY little when I had that book.

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    Faraway tree for sure! Have collected the original 5 with the gorgeous inllustrations- have hidden them for now as I don't want them to get ripped.

    Loved anything by Enid Blyton, Paul Jennings and the lil golden books!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1CrazyMoose View Post
    The pear in the pear tree (Pamela Allen - all her books are awesome)
    You've just reminded me that my son loved this book and made me read it constantly (he's 12 now). I hope I still have it for DD.

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    Yeh I had the big hard cover faraway tree books - with the pictures. They came in a box thingy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post
    Ahhh yes. Who didn't love a bit of Joe, Bessie, Fanny and D!ck?

    I loved those books too, but I never understood why my Mum used to crack it every time she read their names out

    My nephews have a book called "Where is the Green Sheep?" which they adore.

    My favourite book as a very little girl was called "Ukelele" (I think). It was about a little girl who had this wooden doll that her father had carved for her. One day, a ship came to the island she lived on, and one of the sailors gave her a new doll. This new doll was very beautiful, and wore extravagant clothes and had long hair.

    For a while, the little girl did nothing but admire the new doll, and her father's wooden one was tossed aside. In the end though, she realised she loved the wooden doll most

    I would LOVE to find that book again! Does anyone have it/has anyone seen it in the shops? I'm unsure whether that was actually the title or not ... I was VERY little when I had that book.
    I think it is 'Ukelele and her new doll' by Clara Louise Grant you are thinking of? It's a little golden book HERE it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    I think it is 'Ukelele and her new doll' by Clara Louise Grant you are thinking of? It's a little golden book HERE it is
    Oh thank you so much MothersMilk! That's the one!

    Wow, I can't believe how old it is! I text my Mum to see if she still had our copy, but she said she threw it out along with the rest of our toys when all the kids moved out She's kicking herself now - those things are worth a fair fortune these days!


 
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