I once read a book where someone tells the main character, "You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, Veronica." I'm 99% sure the character in question was called Veronica and the line definitely included her name. (It may not have included the "than vinegar" bit.) What was this book? [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising
on Mar 20, 2014 -
I'm looking for the title of a children`s picture book which had a boy named Paul and a man with a crystal ball named Solamand (sp?) . Many of the pages had shiny silver spots on them such as a silver rain puddle. I thought it had ``Apprentice`in the title, but maybe not. I don`t know when it was published but my children read it in the `80s. Paul somehow travels from his home to were Solamand is. Does anyone remember it?
posted by mcbeitz
on Jan 20, 2014 -
It's driving me crazy - the book was about fishing/fisherman and featured dark linocut illustrations. I think the cover was blue and black. My recollection is that the tone of the book was sad. This was in Canada, early 1970s, if it matters. Help!
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl
on Aug 25, 2013 -
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Ok, I know this is vague, especially since there is no plot. I've been trying to remember a children's book about art. I'm pretty sure it was published by the Museum of Modern Art and most likely in the late 1980s to early 1990s. The book had an artwork for every letter of the alphabet, for instance "D is for Dance" paired with Dance I by Henri Matisse
. I also remember Two Cheeseburgers, with Everything
by Claes Oldenburg. [more inside]
posted by fozzie_bear
on Mar 12, 2013 -
Trying to identify a book my nanna had on her shelf and that I loved when I was a kid, but has been given away since. I thought the volume was called 'Myths and Legends', though one story I recall in particular strikes me as probably more of a fairy story. It might have been one of a set with a number of volumes. [more inside]
posted by springbound
on Oct 27, 2012 -
Help me find this children's book: About the seasons on a farm. No words, just four illustrations of the same barnyard with animals in the different seasons. The one from my childhood was over-sized and cardboard. [more inside]
posted by la_rousse
on Oct 28, 2011 -
I am looking for a chapter book I read as a kid in the 1970s/1980s in which a princess and her family have to move out of their ancestral home and instead rent all the houses on a street to hold all their things that used to be in the castle. It was kind of an adventure/mystery story after that, I think involving something with the family possessions. Anyone know the title of this book please?
posted by cmp4Meta
on Aug 12, 2011 -
Anyone remember a kids' book about a boy with a magic copy machine that will copy anything (objects) and has an infinity symbol button?
posted by jfwlucy
on Jul 29, 2011 -
Help me find a half-remembered children's book about a little girl and her pet, and what they say when they get the chance to speak one sentence to each other. [more inside]
posted by Encipher
on Jul 21, 2011 -
Does anyone have any idea what 1980s or 1990s children's picture book this was? (very scary, about monsters). [more inside]
posted by Geameade
on Feb 11, 2011 -
I'm looking for the title to a children's book. It was about a hippopotamus or
a rhino who felt inadequate who on a walk met different animals he wished he was like and then had a dream in which he had one body part of each of the animals he wanted to be more like.
posted by Tziv
on Sep 11, 2010 -
I am looking for information -- author, publisher, possibly title -- about a particular illustrated version of Verne's From the Earth to the Moon. [more inside]
posted by flechsig
on Jun 6, 2010 -
Help me find a picture book about which I can remember almost nothing, and what I remember may or may not be true. [more inside]
posted by geneva uswazi
on Jun 5, 2010 -
I had a book (not a picture book) as a kid that was titled something like 'The Greatest Man in the World' or 'The Greatest Man that Ever Lived', and it was a collection of stories that were like fairy tales, or fables. [more inside]
posted by Zaire
on May 13, 2009 -
Name this children's book and TV series from the 80's...? It's Lord of the Flies meets Follyfoot. Kinda. [more inside]
posted by ticktockdoc
on Sep 16, 2008 -
I was asked in France what's the first chapter book an American child reads on his or her own, and I didn't know whether there is one such book. Do you know of one or have any idea of the most likely titles?
posted by sevenstars
on Jul 23, 2008 -
the child otto falls down a hill, sprains his ankle, and then the situation gets worse. help me remember what children's book this scene is from? [more inside]
posted by phoeniciansailor
on May 22, 2008 -
Can anyone tell me the title (or author, ISBN #, any other info) of a children's alphabet book-probably published late-1960s or early 1970s, featuring fantastical creatures chasing other fantastical creatures? [more inside]
posted by MsElaineous
on Aug 1, 2007 -
Help me find a series of illustrated children's hardcover books from the 70s/80s about the upcoming technologies of "The Future" [more inside]
posted by Ryvar
on Jul 10, 2007 -
What children's book had one of the main characters, a boy, collect his spit in a bottle? It seems to me that at some point he tripped on the stairs and broke the bottle. I remember being utterly grossed out by this. I seem to recall it being a sort of a dramatic book, rather than light.
As a side note, there may have been a bully in the book who was obsessed with airplanes, and possibly a brother and a sister who were obsessed with kingfishers, although it's entirely possible I'm describing three separate books.
posted by Addlepated
on Oct 1, 2006 -
Children's book search: Old woman lives on a house on hill with animals and it rains for weeks? [more inside]
posted by sulaine
on Sep 12, 2006 -
I wrote down a story that I made up and used to tell to my daughters at bedtime. I think it's really good, and that others would like it too. It would be my dream come true to have it published.
posted by quietfish
on Jan 13, 2006 -
I read a book in school when I was in 1st or 2nd grade (around 1975). [more inside]
posted by shoos
on Mar 25, 2005 -