14 November 2009

Wheedle, How I Love Thee

Bethany at Striving to be Bold
mentioned a few of her favorite childhood things the other day.

She listed a few books and one was the Boxcar Children. I audibly gasped when I saw it. I loved those books So Much as a kid.

Then tonight the local news advertised a feature on the Wheedle on the Needle. It was an immediate reminder of my childhood. I believe I still have the book tucked away in Monica's closet. I may have to go dig it out.

The What on the Where?

The Wheedle on the Needle

It's local folklore so many of you probably have no idea what I'm referring to. All I can say is go to Amazon and order it. I don't even care if you have kids or not.

It was set in Seattle, it was brightly illustrated just the way I liked when I was little, and it told a story with a small, non-pushy lesson. Serendipity Books was the publisher and they had a series of children's books. They were eco-friendly before it was cool.

Wheedle was always my favorite though. I mean, look:

How can you not love this face?


creative kerfuffle said...

the hubs was a big boxcar fan as a kid. i got him the boxed set a few years ago for christmas : ) sadly, neither of my kids fell in love w/ the series. or little house on the prairie, which was my fave.

Bethany said...

Aw, it was so much fun to be going through my blog reading and find you talking about me! Hehe. I've never heard of Wheedle on the Needle though-- but I'll have another Take Me Back Tuesday on well, Tuesday! ;)