More childhood-related stuff

Does anyone know who wrote “The Saggy Baggy Elephant“? Or a book that begins with the lines “Tippy met Trinket down by the duck pond. ‘Come along home with me’, he said.”? These are other childhood favourites.

My friend Bhuvi always whines about having missed all the really good childrens books. She’s now trying to collect them, so her children will have a sufficiently literary childhood. I don’t plan to have children, though I’m told this is a mistake. Children are a blessing. Think about it…one tiny, innocent little mind that is for its formative years completely under your power. Think of the possibilities! I plan to ask her if I can teach them to read. From The Gashlycrumb Tinies, of course. (Every two year old should know what ‘ennui’ means)

Does any of this have any real relevance to anything? No. But this is my hundredth post on this blog and I wanted to prove (I’m lying, though) that it doesn’t matter to me.

7 Comments to “More childhood-related stuff”

  1. The Saggy Baggy Elephant! The one where the little elephant wants skin that fits just like the tiger’s .. “like a glove”, one thinks it was .. *wipes tears of nostalgia* .. er, don’t remember who wrote it, though.

    Er .. congratulations on your hundredth post.

  2. *screech!*

    Yes, that’s the one!

  3. Every two year old should know what ‘ennui’ means

    Truer words were never said.

  4. speaking of childhood favourites… Roald Dahl, anyone?

    i have the oddest notion, sometimes, that the best children’s books are really for adults, and vice versa.

  5. His name was Sooki (or was that sooKEY?)!!

    But err…sorry! I don’t remember the author either. :(

    And err yes, congratulations as well!

  6. I had a miserable time, as a child, not being allowed any books of my own until I had finished all of my brother’s- these weren’t particularly good, which meant I ended up wasting practically all of my childhood reading utter bilge. I had my own back by drawing donkey ears and tails on all the Noddy characters in the books when I was 5.

    Horrid of me, yes, but I was being repressed.

    But the Stories from Uncle Remus were rather brilliant. As were the Williams, which, you know, I still read and horde.

  7. hi there aishwarya, I was wondering if you ever found out who wrote the book Tippy and Trinket. I have been looking for it for years and have had no luck. Thank you

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>