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High Heels for Jennifer Jenny Archer to the Rescue 6. Can Do, Jenny Archer The Mystery of the Shining Children 2. Sneaker Hill was written for year olds, so it is not a Young Adult book, and the plot elements don't match the stumper requester's memories. Susan Derry spends her spring holiday with her cousin Mathew and Aunt Miranda.

There is no witch named Lanie, no magic stone, and Susan discovers that Aunt Miranda is studying witchcraft at the end of chapter 2, when Mathew tells her. Aunt Miranda cooks delicious meals, but because she's an inexperienced witch, they don't turn out exactly as she had planned she conjures fortune cakes instead of cookies. The witches meet in a cavern inside Sneaker Hill, not in the woods. Could it be ' Sarah's Unicorn '? Not sure if thats what you were after.

It was a storybook from the 50's or 60's. It also had astory about a lady who put her cakes in a hatbox. I've checked all the doubleday books and did not find any of these stories This anthology contains the Van Witsen story about a little boy who will only eat cheese for breakfast, peas for lunch, and chocolate pudding for dinner, nothing else, until while playing like a doggy and rolling around on the floor under the table, someone drops a bit of a new food into his mouth. He chews, he swallows, and he likes it! Part of the Sheldon Basic Reading Series for fourth grade level.

Includes a glossary and word list. Color illustrations. Sorry, can't attest to the other stories. Found this collection by Doubleday on the "Find in a Library" website. It has Mrs. Goose's Hatbox Cake, which I've been searching for for years and it also has the cheese, peas, and chocolate pudding story. A search online also turned up several copies for sale! A few more details: The book is from the early 50's. I remember a picture of the letter sent to the animal kid from his parents on their trip, propped up on the mantel over the fireplace, unread. The kid s wander through the forest asking each animal "Can you read my letter?

I can't imagine why this book is haunting me I wrote originally that the book was yellow. It was actually light purple. I am sorry for the confusion. I'm afraid I don't know the title of the anthology, but perhaps this bit of information might help. We also had this book for my son when he was little. The lion story apparantly was also sold separately and has previously been solved here as Tony and His Friends Golden Book. I don't believe this anthology was a Golden Book product, and I'm sorry that I don't remember its title, but perhaps the inquirer could do a search on Tony and His Friends , since that particular title is known - I beleive - and find the anthology's title through publishing records that way.

Jacobs, Leland B. Contents: The monkey and the bee, by L. Play ball, by I. Your stories are the first two in the book! Another bird the same, and another-till he is bald! Wilks, Mike, The ultimate alphabet , I'm positive you're thinking of this book - each letter has incredible detailed pictures - with hundreds and hundreds of objects for each letter - i think the "s" page has over I see there is now an "annotated ultimate alphabet".

Wonder if this is Animalia , by Graeme Base? Grahame Base, Animalia , Extremely detailed illustrations picturing, for example, crimson cats with crayfish, coke cans, candles, cacti, camels, castles and more in the background in an oversize book, along with captions for each page such as "Lazy Lions Lounging In the Local Library". This must be Animalia, a beautiful alphabet book by Graeme Base. Base, Graeme, Animalia. Graeme Base, Anamalia , Richly illustrated, finely detailed, mysterious in tone, but beautiful to the eye, this book is the first to come to my mind when someone asks for an alphabet book illustrated with paintings.

Graeme Base, Animalia , This book has incredibly detailed illustrations for each letter of the alphabet, and each picture features as many items beginning with that letter as possible. It sounds like Animalia. I can't find the title. Mary Engelbreit is the illustrator. The concept here is a common one for ABC books, dating back at least a century. But I'm voting for The Ultimate Alphabet as the solution to this stumper, as it is less well known as Animalia , with more objects detailed in the drawings, and no catchy captions that the stumper requester might have remembered.

Animalia was published earlier than but it has beautifully intricate illustration. All of the illustrations are associated with a letter of the alphabet. Mitsumasa Anno, Anno's Alphabet , Could it be Anno's Alphabet? The letters were carved, I think, and the drawings very intricate. I've looked into both titles suggested and am reasonably sure neither is the one. I do not recall any words whatsoever on the pages and the paintings were very realistic - like still life.

The scale of the book was similar to Anamalia , being taller than wide. Thnx again! If you want to rule out Animalia , check your memory of this: certainly there are ants on the "A" page, that's not unusual. But on the "D" page, for Dr. Who fans everywhere, there is a Dalek in the background. No other alphabet book in my memory has that! Leonard Baskin, Hosie's Alphabet , This is one of her Jo-Beth and Mary Rose mysteries they are sisters.

They go looking for their cousin on an island. There is an amusement park involved the cover has them riding in a roller coaster car heading into a mountain cave. It was published and I don't remember the main character being with a sister. I think either her relatives or family friends ran the amusement park. The whole mystery wraps up in an amusement park I think there's a theatre production in one of them Kobayashi, What's Michael?

Some info on the series can be found on Wikipedia. No - I've read the Jenny books, and they're not it. Also, I'm positive these were dressed, upright cats, and that the book wasn't aimed at children. Does anyone have copy they can take a picture of for me? Helen Earle Gilbert author , Marge Opitz illustrator. I've found copies that bear a copyright date of and , so it's probably an older book that was reprinted numerous times. I don't know if this is the book you're looking for, but it's worth a look!

Please see the Solved Mysteries "G" page for more information. I remember that the alien's ship was disguised as an ice cream cart, but don't know the details because I never quite finished the book. There are sequels I've never read, as well. Sayre, April Pulley, Crocodile Listens, Even though this title is from , it fits the description. I think it might be the one. I don't think it can be Sayre's Crocodile Listens. I had a crocodile book that sounds very similar in the early 80s, and it was not that one. Evelyn Shaw, Alligator. The book discusses the life cycle of the American Alligator, and man's threat to its existence.

The cover of this book is a soft green color, sort of mottled or textured looking, not a flat or solid color. Pictured is an alligator, with a fern in the foreground, palmetto fronds in back, and some clumps of long grasses. If this isn't the one you're looking for, a couple of others that might be at least worth a glace are "The Life Cycle of the Crocodile" by Paula Hogan , or "The Crocodile and Alligator" part of the "Animals in the Wild" series from Scholastic by Vincent Serventy Cover of the Hogan book is brown, with picture of crocodile in circle at top, and the word "Crocodile" printed 3 times at bottom.

Cover of the Serventy book shows a photo of an alligator, lying on a rock or bank, reflected in the water. Title is printed on a yellow band at top of page. Good luck! This is a possibility, if the book you remember was from a school book fair and was for fairly young readers.

This book was published by Troll. I found a picture of the old cover here :. The newer cover is different but I don't know about the inside illustrations. One of my favorites! I am quite sure this is the one you are looking for. Unfortunately, it's not the Isis series, which I read and loved at about the same time I read the stumper book. This one didn't have a Guardian taking care of the girl, and didn't get into the generations of recent-Earth folks settling into the planet.

But thanks for the Isis reference - I didn't know there was a third one! It sounds a little like one of H. Hoover's books, but I don't remember the plots well enough to pull the correct title out of my hat! It's this book; it takes place on the planet Xilan, and the main characters are Gareth the Xilan colonist and Lee one of the explorers. Try a web search of "puppet storybook" and see if any of those books look familiar.

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Some of them had a very distinctive 3-d cover made from vinyl and the rest of the book seems to match your description. You are looking for the Golden Press books with the black covers! The illustrations are actual photos of posed dolls and the cover shows a holographic-like 3D image. I have a few of these books they were favorites of mine too! The Emperor's New Clothes was published in About that holographic cover We had Hansel and Gretel when I was a child, and my mother said that it could be played on a record player.

I don't remember it ever working very well, but it would be interesting to check out the possibility if anyone has a copy and still owns a turntable. These were by Golden Press, and had lenticular 3D pictures set into the covers. The illustrations were photographs of dolls in scenes and were done by Shiba Productions. Could it be Sing Down the Moon? It was about the Navajos being captured by the Spaniards, I think.

Claude Aubry, Agouhanna , I'm sure this is the book you are looking for! Young Agouhanna, an Iroquois chief's son, does not enjoy hunting and running with the other boys. Little Doe, a female childhood playmate, and White Eagle, his best friend, try to encourage him as the time of his manhood trial draws near. White Eagle remains near him in the forest and Little Doe demands to pass the ordeal test along with Agouhanna. I will definitely check out Agouhanna , but I don't think it's the one I'm looking for. I don't remember anything about a girl trying to pass the manhood challenge. One other thing I remembered that I'm pretty sure was from this book is that the boy was unusually close to his mother, past the time of normal childhood closeness.

She may have been the one who suggested that he hide the supplies in the woods, or might have helped him to gather them. Thanks for any suggestions! Archie the Boston Terrier and his owners move to a new neighborhood. Across the street lives a big dog. Afraid that the big dog will eat Archie, Archie's owners put up a fence. When the big dog comes running over, Archie jumps over the fence.

The big dog chases Archie, and then the two dogs lie down and rest together and become friends. Watty Piper, The Road in Storyland, The story about an old woman who is transformed into a woodpecker for refusing to give a beggar a piece of pie made quite an impression on me too when I read it about 50 years ago, and was the subject of a previously solved book stumper. Platt and Munk seems to have cornered the market on this one!! On this site- in archives, it is cited in three of their books. Holling - In this last one it is called The Woodpecker, if memory serves me.

I have the book-somewhere! Can't locate it right now. I am sure your solution is one of these last two books. Given the Hauman's woodcut type pictures, I think the second title might be your best bet!! Stumpers R and W seem to be looking for the same volume. Thankyou for the tips but I know that the name of the book is Aesop's Fables and it a collection of fables, the one about the woodpecker is just one of many. The children are awoken by the dream boat that takes them off to the magical land of Lazibonia! Through the pyramid of rice pudding to the only place where roast chickens fly straight into your mouth, cheeses are scattered like stones and gingerbread cottages really exist so that the residents can simply lie around.

Cooked fish swim in the milk river, honey roast hams run around ready to be carved for lunch. Fountains abound to deliver your favourite drink on a whim. Need to loosen your belt? Clothes grow on trees and the grass is made of every imaginable colour of hair ribbon. Activity of any kind is frowned upon but if you want to learn you can start at the top and work your way down to kindergarten where you can just have fun all day! Sounds like the Mushroom Planet books.

Most of the activity takes place on their planet, but one alien did come to Earth--Mr. Bass--and he manages to get two boys to build a spaceship and take a hen along to save his homeworld. Egg yolks fill in some missing piece in their diet and the population is saved. Zena Henderson, The Anything Box. This is an anthology of stories I read a few years ago from the library so I can't check the details but I think it had a story in it similar to what you're seeking.

The story I recall had aliens landing on earth and living in a refugee-type camp while negotiations were ongoing among the officials. A young boy made friends with a young alien, the mothers got to know one another as well, and the humans accidentally discovered that the aliens required something in their diet to survive that was no longer available on their home planet- it may have been salt they were using on a hard-boiled egg at a picnic.

The other book that comes to mind is Eleanor Cameron's Mushroom Planet series- in those books the boys travel to the Mushroom Planet and leave behind a chicken as the people of the planet are dying from lack of sulfur and need the eggs to survive. They need salt water, not only to live but to be able to reproduce. To me, it is one of Henderson's best stories. Henderson's other collection of short stories is called Holding Wonder. Her "People" stories were anthologized as InGathering about ten years ago. It's awfully similar, though among other differences, the beginning and ending have shooting stars, not fireworks.

See Solved Mysteries. A lovely book. One amateur reviewer said it helped expand his idea of masculinity greatly, too. Bernard waber, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile , I remember those books, they were grand. There are a series of them, just in case you were only exposed to one of them. I'm suggesting this only because his name is Al. Enright, W J Pat. Al Alligator and how he learned to play the banjo.

Dodd, Mircea Vasiliu, Where is Alfred? This book is about a girl named Susan who lives in a city and has a pet alligator named Alfred that loves to eat dog biscuits. One day he falls out of his high-rise window into a treetop. Susan looks all over for him and eventually discovers him in the tree, but all attempts to rescue Alfred fail until Susan has the idea to tie dog biscuits to balloons which are then tied to the end of a fishing pole and extended out of a window.

Alfred leans out to take a bite and when he does, he floats gently down to the ground. Susan makes Alfred a roof garden and soon neighbors with a pet turtle and another alligator move in and Alfred makes new friends. Sure sounds like the Tweedlebugs from Sesame Street - not sure of the book's title, though. This sounds like the children's poem "Southbound on the Freeway" by May Swenson. Perhaps her poem was expanded on in another book? The aliens are not named in this poem The poem can be found in the anthology Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle , which is still in print.

Herbert Kenny, Dear Dolphin, The author name doesn't match what the requester remembers, but I''m fairly certain this is the book. It's an Alice in Wonderland sort of story with a young girl, Ann e , who follows a dolphin into the sea and runs into a pirate who lives in a sunken shipwreck. I loved this book when I was a child, and got to re-read it again when I visited my parents' house last year. The Winfield Diamond. Not exactly a solution, but the story about the diamond necklace sounds suspiciously similar to an old radio play from " The Unexpected " series, called " The Winfield Diamond.

Liggett, the butler, who offers her the position of secretary to the elderly Mr. Winfield, an invalid. She is later given the location and combination to the safe by Mr. Winfield, with instructions to remove the diamond and ship it to a buyer. She removes the diamond, intending to steal it, but is caught by the butler and ordered to return the diamond and leave the house immediately. Then, of course, the "unexpected" twist - on her way home, she hears a news broadcast that the diamond has been stolen by an international jewel thief, Light-Fingered Liggett, with the aid of a female accomplice posing as the old man's secretary.

She ends up in prison, while Liggett gets away with the diamond. Of course, the genders are switched from the story you recall, but perhaps it is some variation of this one? It has a jingly eye on the last page, and each animal is placed to have this jiggle eye as its own eye. There is a bird, a fish, a dog, an owl, a lamb, a duck and a squirrel.

Holling C. Holling, The Book of Indians , , copyright. This book contains four chapters about the home life of Indians from various regions of the country, and eight chapters relating the adventures of specific Indian children. The book includes six color plates, plus line drawings by H. The cover features a stylized drawing of a thunderbird or eagle below the title. Some editions have a blue cloth cover with either orange or black print, others have red cloth with black print.

The dust jacket shows a full-color picture of an Indian Chief in feather headdress riding a horse. Inside the front and back covers are maps, showing where the various tribes lived. Edward Lear. I've never seen a full color version of this, only one with black and white illustrations by the author, but the text is definitely Edward Lear! This is one of Edward Lear 's alphabet poems. Lear, Edward. I am sure there are many published versions of this set of limericks. The alphabet limericks were written by Edward Lear. Lear Edward, Edward Lear's A nonsense alphabet , , reprint.

There is a version of Lear's alphabet illustrated by Richard Scarry , published by Doubleday in Peter Dickinson, The Weathermonger , , copyright. Could you be thinking of The Weathermonger? Its one of a trilogy the other two being Heartsease and The Devils Children - in it the UK has returned to a pre-technological way of life - technology and machines are seen as evil there is a scene in which lightening attacks a car which the protagonists are trying to use The source of the anti-tech is not an alien, but Merlin, who has awoken but is kept drugged, but several of the other details, and the publicaton date all fit so I thought it was worth suggesting.

Louise Lawrence, The Power of stars. This is a long shot, but the book may be one I posted as a stumper myself, and this was the solution. The Louise Lawrence book sounds like it might be the book I'm thinking of--I've ordered an old copy and will let you know once I review it. In the meantime, many thanks for your tip! I have made an interlibrary loan request for one but would really like to purchase the book. The story I remember concerned a witch chasing children - the witch got hurt and returned to her home to put cobwebs on her wounds.

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  • It was a book about a little girl named Dana? The book had photographs instead of hand illustrations. Don't think this is the one, but your description reminded me of a chapter in a Christian children's book about tales from Africa. The stories had a Biblical slant, but were often upbeat. This sounds like a telling of an African folktale - all the animals are white or grey, then there's a cave where they all go to get new coats.

    Zebra is eating so doesn't go until it's too late - there's only pieces of black left. He makes a coat, but when he puts it on it bursts at the seams because he has eaten so much. Thus he is white striped with black. For one retelling see Greedy Zebra by Hadithi , though that's late enough that it's not the one this requester is looking for. Doubt this is it, but it does remind me of a Peanuts strip where Sally is setting up a fish tank, telling her brother Charlie Brown her reasons is that "This is the Age of Aquariums"! It's still a cute bit.

    Childrens literature text book from late 60s. The tale of a crippled Eskimo boy who becomes trapped on an ice floe while seal hunting. He is carried to an uninhabited island where he must survive alone for two years before being rescued. An excerpt from the book that I found online talks about how the dogs liked him because he was gentle with them, and how they all obeyed his voice. Sounds like it might be the book you are looking for. Despised and disheartened, Nuvat is carried off on a floe. He maintains life for two years, completely alone except for his dogs.

    Cave, Two Were Lef t. Radko Doone, Nuvat the Brave. Hugh B. Cave, Two Were Left , , copyright. This is Cave's "Two Were Left. Cave published something like a thousand stories in his 94 years of life, and this short piece may be his best-known one. I don't know for sure if he has the dog with him on the ice floe, but he did have a dog a big, black dog named Kakk.

    Even Nuvat's father had to admit that he was the best trainer of puppies in the village - but he had no dog team of his own, because, as a cripple, he was not allowed to hunt with the men. I've submitted this twice before, but it hasn't shown up in either of the last two updates, so here's hoping third time's a charm! My mother had a copy that got destroyed when her home was flooded.

    I sent a query to the Library of Congress and they suggested you. Published by Grosset and Dunlap. Front cover is white, featuring a 3D image on a lenticular plate. Picture is of a large letter "A" in yellow, with red and white scalloped borders in front of a little house, with a little boy leaning out through the triangular part at the top, as through a window, and a little girl in front of him, pulling a wagon that contains a red-and-white striped beach ball.

    There is also another printing as a "Winker Puppet Storybook" that has a pink cover with a 3D lenticular plate of the boy flying in a little airplane. In the book all the other ducks kept saying, "Amos can't talk, Amos can't talk. Sound like an ugly duckling story but not sure. Any help out there? Thank you! A Rand McNally Elf Book about a little duckling Amos who goes around visiting the other animals on the farm to find out how they talk, because he thinks the quacking of his brothers and sisters sounds funny. When he gets lost, he discovers just how wonderful his mother's "Quack Quack" sounds.

    Val Teal, Angel Child, It's the story of a boy and girl who find an angel baby dangling from a tree. They take care of the angel baby until one day they push him on the swing. His wings unfold and he flies away. They are sad to lose their angel child, but they go into the house to discover that their mother has just had a baby, an angel child of their own.

    The publication date is older than you suggested, but I was given this book in the 70's, so I suspect my copy is a later reprint that only shows the original date. Mike Wilks, The Ultimate Alphabet. If your book had very realistic detailed oil paintings that were a bit surreal, this may be your book.

    Go to the author's website to see reproduction of the cover and some pages to be sure. Graeme Base, Animalia, This is a strong possibility. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a complex painting containing many objects beginning with that letter, plus a short verse describing the animal beginning with the corresponding letter. B is for Butterfly, of course. Base, Graeme, Animalia, Animalia would be a distinct possibility. There are gorgeous, elaborate illustrations for every letter in the alphabet Graeme Base, Animalia. Graham Base, Animalia. There are probably several books that fit this description, but Animalia is my favorite Mike Wilks, The Ultimate Alphabet, If there were literally hundreds of items in each picture, it could well be The Ultimate Alphabet.

    The paintings are landscape-format, and each one faces a page with a paragraph or so listing some of the items to be found in it.

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    In total, the book contains 7, namable items in the 26 pictures, ranging from 30 X to 1, S. The pictures are very crisply painted, and of course tremendously detailed. Graeme Base, Animalia. This book has a blue cover and stories for each of the seasons. I know you said it wasn't The Golden Book, but there are several editions. I have this one with pictures by Richard Scarry and it matches your description perfectly, including the cover description. A Animal with sweet tooth, series There was a book series I think it was a series that I read as a child in the 80's.

    The characters were animals and I think it was a Berenstein Bears type series. The one I remember in particular was about an animal dealing with a sweet tooth problem and it may have caused him bad dreams. A visit to Doc Grizzly results in an explanation of how the body works - complete with diagrams of the nervous, circulatory, digestive, muscular, and skeletal systems - and the proper foods to fuel it.

    Doc Grizzly prescribes an exercise program and Mama replaces the junk food with healthy snacks. There isn't anything about bad dreams, but there is another book in the series - The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream - that does. That one doesn't have anything to do with sweets, though - it's more an explanation of how dreams are made up of bits of things you remember from earlier in the day.

    Richard Hefter, various titles. Could this maybe be the Sweet Pickles series? They're less of a story than the Berenstain Bears, but like those books, they have a moral at the end. Thanks for the help, but it's not the sweet pickles series and not the berenstein bears.

    It was not as juvenile as the sweet pickles appears- it seemed more like the berenstein bears type illustration. I read them through my school's scholastic book fair sales I think. The year had to be around Like I said, similar in size and illustration to the berensteins, just not the berensteins. Maybe a little edgier, if that is possible. I'm thinking like bears or raccoons or some other smallish, furry animal. A brother and a sister? Brown, Marc, Arthur series, various titles.

    Russell Hoban, Harvey's Hideout. I'm just throwing Harvey's Hideout here because it's a bit "edgier" than similar small-animal stories Nope- not any of those. I am beginning to think I am delusional, ha! Thanks for all your trying, I really appreciate it. I guess I'll be taking this one to the grave with me. We'll keep trying! Lillian Hoban, Arthur series. Arthur and Violet, chimpanzees. Lots of sweets in these books. It is one of the Little Critter series. Here's a plot summary:Turning himself into a scary, disagreeable monster who won't go to school or take a bath or eat anything but fudge pops and pizza, Little Critter discovers that his family has decided to go away and leave him alone.

    Trapped in a lonely dream, Little Critter has to make a choice. N ope, still none of those all though the little critter one seems closer to what I remember, just not exactly.