May 30, 2012
It seems only fitting to drink the Raggedy Ann Pink Hot Chocolate Julia received as a birthday gift from a friend, while reading Raggedy Ann stories. . .
I love love lovedy LOVED Raggedy Ann stories when I was young! I have nearly the entire set of books by Johnny Gruelle from my childhood.
Such a lovely place to be, the world inside these books! Did you know that Raggedy Ann has a pink candy heart sewn into her cotton body? And that her little girl owner’s name is Marcella? LOVE that name! So old-fashionedy.
(Just ordered this book. I had to have it. LOOK AT THIS COVER!)
These stories are so sweet. Raggedy Ann and her friends escape the nursery to hightail it to the pantry TO STEAL JAM. Oh the naughtiness! She gets accidentally flown into the sky by a kite. She comes down into a tree. Raggedy Ann and her friends meet some kittens.
Are you feeling my vibe here? THE SWEETNESS. Hard to find in a lot of books. Julia is just now starting to be able to sit still long enough to handle the text involved. I wouldn’t really start on these before ages 5 or 6.
I’ll talk about her other books another day. (One book talks about a hot dog tree and a lemonade pool. SO AWESOME!!!!!)
(Image Credits for Marcella book and last picture: Aleph-Bet Book.com, mynotera.com)