Memories of Favorite Books and More
During the time I have sold
children's books and other items I have heard many delightful stories about the
customer's favorite item and/or why they wish to purchase the item. Visit this page regularly to read some delightful memories.
GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF ELVES AND FAIRES
My family had this
book when I was a child and it was my favorite book. I liked "Where
Hidden Treasure Lies" the best. It seems my mom gave the book away
(much to my disappointment) after us kids were teenagers.
In my case,
it took me about 10 years to figure out its title. If it
wasn't for your web page, it probably would have taken another ten
years! All I remember was the picture on the front of the
book. The photo on your web page is what did the trick. I
am forever indebted to you for this! Thanks again!
Just wanted to share the really great joy you brought to my colleague
and his wife. He had been searching for some time for the book for her;
it was her childhood favorite. He gave it to her for her birthday and
reports that she cried from the time she opened the gift, all through
dinner, and that night.
GREEN GIANT 20TH ANNIVERSARY RECORD
We were the ones who
purchased the Green Giant 20th Anniversary Record. This old 78 record
from 1949 went from recording it on cassette tape, to transferring it
into a computer, to cleaning up the sound on the computer
and burning it onto compact disc where I could make multiple copies on
CD for all the family members. Wow!
I want to thank you
again for bringing joy to a family that grew up singing the birthday
song from this record.
Christmas in the Country was an annual tradition when I
was a kid.
("Chop, chop, chop went the secret in the pasture; stitch,
stitch, stitch went the secret in the kitchen."),
And at some point we lost the book. My dad, now 90ish, was never quite
the same afterward. One year my mother
decorated the whole house with scenes from that book.
THE BEAR WHO SAID NO
It has been a family favorite for years. My Grandmother used to read
it to my father as a child. The book was passed on to him when I
was young. I recently had a baby and would like to share the book
with my daughter when she gets older, but the family copy has
disappeared. Its amazing the attachments one can have to good
This book is a
favorite with my mother. She read it to me and my 4 siblings
off-and-on during my childhood, but she never could find another copy. We
kids were hard on things, so she kept it hidden. Somehow we found it
and it became tattered and worn with some pages missing. I've been
looking for a copy in good condition to surprise her with. Thanks to
you, I can now do that.
HOPEWELL'S FIRST SPRING
As a kid I had a copy of Wonder Book #614 Bunny
Hopewell's First Spring by Jean Fritz. I loved it to death
and I think eventually we threw it out.
I'm glad I
found this Cinderella book. It was one of my favorite books when I
was younger (many, many moons ago!). I'm really looking
forward to seeing the book again. Thanks again for everything.
loved that book, but my mother was very quick to give away my toys and
books to needy kids and now that I am 40 I wish I had some of these
things to share with my own kids. I remember I was sick when I got
this book, I had a fever and was feeling quite hot. Whilst I read
about this pool
that Danny was building, I could almost imagine the water...!
THE CURIOUS KANGAROO
I remember my
parents reading me this wonderful book when I was a child and would like
for my young son to enjoy it also.
grandmother kept a few Golden Books at her house and this is the only
one that I remember. I remember so well the picture of Mrs. Corry
on the ladder with a can of paste swinging in one hand and a paint brush
in the other. They were pasting the stars in the sky. I seem
to remember a long blue dress with stars on it but I'm not too sure.
Its been over 40 years. Can't wait to see it again!!! Thanks