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Title Lightning Strikes Twice
Author Marci Ridlon
Illustrated By Cyndy Szekeres
Publisher Fisher Price Toys - 1979
First Printing Fisher Price Toys - 1979
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Title Grandma & Granpa's Grand Opening
Author Marci Ridlon
Illustrated By Cyndy Szekeres
Publisher Fisher Price Toys - 1980
First Printing Fisher Price Toys - 1980
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Title Uncle Filbert Saves the Day
Author Marcy Ridlon
Illustrated By Cyndy Szekeres
Publisher Fisher Price Toys - 1980
First Printing Fisher Price Toys - 1980
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Title Mayor Goodgrub's Very Important Day
Author Marci Ridlon
Illustrated By Cyndy Szekeres
Publisher Fisher Price Toys - 1980
First Printing Fisher Price Toys - 1980
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Title Bramble Beaver's Bright Idea
Author Marci Ridlon
Illustrated By Michael Hague
Publisher Fisher Price Toys - 1980
First Printing Fisher Price Toys - 1980
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Title The Seasons with V.B. Bird
Author Marci Ridlon
Illustrated By Michael Hague
Publisher Fisher Price Toys - 1980
First Printing Fisher Price Toys - 1980
Category Children
Warnings None
Main Characters Mama & Papa Woodsey, Milkweed, Grandma & Grandpa Woodsey, Mayor Goodgrub, V.B. Bird, Bramble Beaver, Uncle Filbert
Main Elements Anthropomorphism
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Ah, the Woodseys. I loved those squeaking toys with their soft houses, and these books, as a child. I believe the toys themselves were given away to other family members but I kept the books.

Even two decades later, I still remember the stories. As I flip through the pages I can recall all the adventures of the various woodland critters such as little Milkweed, who lost his home to a storm, or Grandma and Grandpa Woodsey who opened a new store.

The illustrations of both artists are wonderful, but I was much amazed to discover two books were illustrated by Michael Hague, an artist I came to love in later years, so made those books seem even more special.

Normally I would tell you to all run out and get these books, and the toys which they accompanied, for your kids, but these have been long out of print and hard to track down. Happily I kept my book set to enjoy whenever I feel the tug of nostalgia, to relieve an early part of my childhood.




Posted: September 2010

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