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post #1 of 183
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I'm so impressed with the success on the Wee Sing case! Anybody wanna take a crack at these?

1. When I was about 3 years old (in the late '70s), my favorite book to check out of the library was about a bunch of bunnies who lived in the roots of a tree. They dyed Easter eggs. I think maybe there was a woman who lived in a house near the tree. That's all I can remember. I loved the pictures of them painting the eggs. I've been on the hunt for this book forever but since I all know is Easter, eggs, bunnies...that doesn't narrow the field down much. Does it sound familiar to anybody?


2. I would LOVE a copy of this song, or even just lyrics for it so I can sing the whole thing. I believe it was on Sesame Street, probably in the late '70s or early '80s. It was set in a disco and was intended to illustrate the concepts of "in" and "out". A line of muppets danced in and out (naturally) doors labeled for those purposes, singing "ouuuuuuut the dooooor, out out out out the dooooor" and "iiiiiin for moooooore, in in in in for more". I think there was a part that went "out, boogie, boogie, all out...in, boogie, boogie, all in". I think there was one muppet who was having difficulty catching up to the rest - he was always getting confused as to which door they were using. I can't remember if there was more to it. My kids love it when I sing the parts I remember. I'm a google queen but can't turn up anything on this song!


Anybody remember either of these?
post #2 of 183
I don't have answers to your question but I hope you don't mind my adding a question of my own .

I've been wonderering what the name/author of a children's book. It was about a boy who bought a goldfish and was cautioned to feed it only a pinch of food and no more. The boy overfed the fish which grew to an enormous size. It had to be transferred to bigger containers, then the bathtub and eventually the swimming pool. Finally, they called the fish doctor who made a house call. He entered the pool with snorkling equipment and emerged with the fish returned to his original size. The boy was again cautioned to only feed the fish a pinch. I had this book in the 70's.
post #3 of 183
No answer for you either... but... as long as I'm here...

I'm looking for a book called "The Silver Slipper(s)" It's a Cinderella story. I read it when I was in elementary school (probably around 5th grade) in 1984. I know that it was an older book, even then. When she went to the ball, she was introduced as "The Princess of Nowhere"... I'd love to find a copy for my dd to have when she gets a little older. :
post #4 of 183
The Glass Slipper
Eleanor Farjeon
In 1955, Eleanor Farjeon extended Cinderella into a full-length novel. The wimpy father is a man unable to take action but loves his beautiful daughter. The stepmother is appropriately nasty as are her vapid daughters. Ella is sweet, talented and willing to make the best of an intolerable situation. At the Ball, the meeting between the Prince and the Princess of Nowhere, aka Ella, is filled with sweet awkwardness as they get acquainted. The characters are fleshed out and the story becomes fresh and original. Farjeon's use of language is choice! 1995 (orig. 1981), Harper Trophy/Harper Raine, Ages 8 to 12, $11.95 and $11.89. Reviewer: Jan Lieberman
ISBN: 0-397-32180-5
ISBN: 0-397-32181-3
post #5 of 183
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The Glass Slipper
Eleanor Farjeon
In 1955, Eleanor Farjeon extended Cinderella into a full-length novel. The wimpy father is a man unable to take action but loves his beautiful daughter. The stepmother is appropriately nasty as are her vapid daughters. Ella is sweet, talented and willing to make the best of an intolerable situation. At the Ball, the meeting between the Prince and the Princess of Nowhere, aka Ella, is filled with sweet awkwardness as they get acquainted. The characters are fleshed out and the story becomes fresh and original. Farjeon's use of language is choice! 1995 (orig. 1981), Harper Trophy/Harper Raine, Ages 8 to 12, $11.95 and $11.89. Reviewer: Jan Lieberman
ISBN: 0-397-32180-5
ISBN: 0-397-32181-3
: I was just about to come post this
post #6 of 183
WooHoo!!! You ladies rock! Thanks a kajillion! : : doing a happy dance (and dd is looking at me like I have gone completely bonkers).
post #7 of 183
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Originally Posted by 4evermom View Post
I don't have answers to your question but I hope you don't mind my adding a question of my own .

I've been wonderering what the name/author of a children's book. It was about a boy who bought a goldfish and was cautioned to feed it only a pinch of food and no more. The boy overfed the fish which grew to an enormous size. It had to be transferred to bigger containers, then the bathtub and eventually the swimming pool. Finally, they called the fish doctor who made a house call. He entered the pool with snorkling equipment and emerged with the fish returned to his original size. The boy was again cautioned to only feed the fish a pinch. I had this book in the 70's.
I google! I typed in "kids book goldfish grows too big" and up came:


A Fish Out of Water

I loved that book!!
post #8 of 183
Here's another one for you:

In the late 70's/early 80's I watched a TV show about a bear named Jeremy. He had this suitcase that could turn into all sorts of different things -- a car, a bike, a windsurfer, etc.

I distinctly remember that he fell through a hole in the ice and spent several TV weeks swimming around under water trying to get out so he could go home.

I can't remember what the show was called, have never been able to find information about it and no one else I talk to ever seems to remember it. I know it was real, though!
post #9 of 183
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Originally Posted by 4evermom View Post
I don't have answers to your question but I hope you don't mind my adding a question of my own .

I've been wonderering what the name/author of a children's book. It was about a boy who bought a goldfish and was cautioned to feed it only a pinch of food and no more. The boy overfed the fish which grew to an enormous size. It had to be transferred to bigger containers, then the bathtub and eventually the swimming pool. Finally, they called the fish doctor who made a house call. He entered the pool with snorkling equipment and emerged with the fish returned to his original size. The boy was again cautioned to only feed the fish a pinch. I had this book in the 70's.
I read a book called the 2000 pound Goldfish, but I think it was a chapter book.
http://www.betsybyars.com/goldfish.html
post #10 of 183
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Originally Posted by andreac View Post
I google! I typed in "kids book goldfish grows too big" and up came:


A Fish Out of Water

I loved that book!!
Thanks! I remembered the illustrations were a familiar style and I see they were done by P.D. Eastman, one of my favorite young children's author/illustrator. I can't wait to get it and read it to ds .
post #11 of 183
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Originally Posted by mommyswenn View Post
Here's another one for you:

In the late 70's/early 80's I watched a TV show about a bear named Jeremy. He had this suitcase that could turn into all sorts of different things -- a car, a bike, a windsurfer, etc.

I distinctly remember that he fell through a hole in the ice and spent several TV weeks swimming around under water trying to get out so he could go home.

I can't remember what the show was called, have never been able to find information about it and no one else I talk to ever seems to remember it. I know it was real, though!
This is fun, googled "TV Show bear named jeremy" and game up with this blog entry...is that what you were looking for?
post #12 of 183
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Originally Posted by 4evermom View Post
I don't have answers to your question but I hope you don't mind my adding a question of my own .

I've been wonderering what the name/author of a children's book. It was about a boy who bought a goldfish and was cautioned to feed it only a pinch of food and no more. The boy overfed the fish which grew to an enormous size. It had to be transferred to bigger containers, then the bathtub and eventually the swimming pool. Finally, they called the fish doctor who made a house call. He entered the pool with snorkling equipment and emerged with the fish returned to his original size. The boy was again cautioned to only feed the fish a pinch. I had this book in the 70's.
Yup, A Fish Out of Water. We have it.

I want to find a couple of young adult fantasy series I red as a preteen. One was set in a post-nuclear holocaust England about the return of King Arthur. The other was about a girl who switches places with her bookish brother and goes to court disguised as a boy and becomes a big hero.
post #13 of 183
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2. I would LOVE a copy of this song, or even just lyrics for it so I can sing the whole thing. I believe it was on Sesame Street, probably in the late '70s or early '80s. It was set in a disco and was intended to illustrate the concepts of "in" and "out". A line of muppets danced in and out (naturally) doors labeled for those purposes, singing "ouuuuuuut the dooooor, out out out out the dooooor" and "iiiiiin for moooooore, in in in in for more". I think there was a part that went "out, boogie, boogie, all out...in, boogie, boogie, all in". I think there was one muppet who was having difficulty catching up to the rest - he was always getting confused as to which door they were using. I can't remember if there was more to it. My kids love it when I sing the parts I remember. I'm a google queen but can't turn up anything on this song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd-MWlCQvH8

Do I rock, or do I rock? Actually, I disco...

Dar
post #14 of 183
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Originally Posted by funshine View Post
I'm so impressed with the success on the Wee Sing case! Anybody wanna take a crack at these?

1. When I was about 3 years old (in the late '70s), my favorite book to check out of the library was about a bunch of bunnies who lived in the roots of a tree. They dyed Easter eggs. I think maybe there was a woman who lived in a house near the tree. That's all I can remember. I loved the pictures of them painting the eggs. I've been on the hunt for this book forever but since I all know is Easter, eggs, bunnies...that doesn't narrow the field down much. Does it sound familiar to anybody?


2. I would LOVE a copy of this song, or even just lyrics for it so I can sing the whole thing. I believe it was on Sesame Street, probably in the late '70s or early '80s. It was set in a disco and was intended to illustrate the concepts of "in" and "out". A line of muppets danced in and out (naturally) doors labeled for those purposes, singing "ouuuuuuut the dooooor, out out out out the dooooor" and "iiiiiin for moooooore, in in in in for more". I think there was a part that went "out, boogie, boogie, all out...in, boogie, boogie, all in". I think there was one muppet who was having difficulty catching up to the rest - he was always getting confused as to which door they were using. I can't remember if there was more to it. My kids love it when I sing the parts I remember. I'm a google queen but can't turn up anything on this song!


Anybody remember either of these?
This is the best I could come up with: http://www.amazon.com/Easter-Egg-Art.../dp/0689714815

I'm looking for the Sesame street thing now. I'm having fun!!
post #15 of 183
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Originally Posted by Dar View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd-MWlCQvH8

Do I rock, or do I rock? Actually, I disco...

Dar
Nice!
post #16 of 183
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Originally Posted by Ravin View Post
Yup, A Fish Out of Water. We have it.

I want to find a couple of young adult fantasy series I red as a preteen. One was set in a post-nuclear holocaust England about the return of King Arthur. The other was about a girl who switches places with her bookish brother and goes to court disguised as a boy and becomes a big hero.
Is this the king arthur one?
post #17 of 183
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Originally Posted by Dar View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd-MWlCQvH8

Do I rock, or do I rock? Actually, I disco...

Dar
OMG!!!! You rock, you disco...and you made me cry! THANK YOU!!!!
post #18 of 183
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Originally Posted by andreac View Post
This is the best I could come up with: http://www.amazon.com/Easter-Egg-Art.../dp/0689714815
Same palette for the illustrations, but I don't think it's the same story. I wish I remembered more of it! All I have are these three-year-old's mental snapshots!
post #19 of 183
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Originally Posted by 4evermom View Post
I don't have answers to your question but I hope you don't mind my adding a question of my own .

I've been wonderering what the name/author of a children's book. It was about a boy who bought a goldfish and was cautioned to feed it only a pinch of food and no more. The boy overfed the fish which grew to an enormous size. It had to be transferred to bigger containers, then the bathtub and eventually the swimming pool. Finally, they called the fish doctor who made a house call. He entered the pool with snorkling equipment and emerged with the fish returned to his original size. The boy was again cautioned to only feed the fish a pinch. I had this book in the 70's.

This book is called "A Fish Out of Water" by Helen Palmer, illustrations by PD Eastman. One of our faves too.
post #20 of 183
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Originally Posted by Ravin View Post
Yup, A Fish Out of Water. We have it.

I want to find a couple of young adult fantasy series I red as a preteen. One was set in a post-nuclear holocaust England about the return of King Arthur. The other was about a girl who switches places with her bookish brother and goes to court disguised as a boy and becomes a big hero.
Tamora Pierce wrote a series about that scenario Alanna (Alana) the First Adventure, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man and another one...is that what you were remembering?
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