Lost bedtime story book from the 1980's
February 28, 2011 5:55 AM Subscribe
Calling all Librarians! I am in need of your superpowers. :-) I can not remember the title and author of my favorite childhood story book. I have a one-year-old son who absolutely loves reading. It would mean so much to me to share these with him. Please help!
posted by JJMOM to Writing & Language (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Now for the details I do remember....
I assume the copyright date is 1979-1988 which is the range of when I read it. It had a red cover (don’t they all!)… and a picture of a bear family on the front. The book contains all original stories (no well known fairy tales.) It is divided into two sections. Each story is a few pages long with illustrations.
The first few stories center around a family of bears. In the story I best remember, each of the bear children tries to select a gift for their Mother or sister (can't remember), but one bear child spends all his money on candy for himself. There are also other animals featured. I remember a story about a wolf trying to capture a little girl bunny when she is playing blind man's bluff with her friends.
The second half of the book features magical creatures like pixies and gnomes in the forest. I think there is a story about laundry day. There is a big party at the end with all the creatures in the woods, and one of the little boys makes a crutch for the scarecrow so he can leave the field and join everyone.
I've posted this question on several other sites, with no success. I will be in complete awe of anyone who can figure this out!