A extremely popular childrens book series during the late 1970′s was called Sweet Pickles. There were three authors of the series, and they were Richard Hefter, Jacquelyn Reinach, and Ruth Lerner Perle. The series title takes it’s name from the predicaments, (or pickles) that the main characters seem to find them selves in. There were actually quite a few main characters. Twenty six in total, and each one of them was an animal. One for every letter of the alphabet. They always seem to get themselves and each other into lots of trouble, and have great fun getting out of it. But, not without teaching a few little life lessons along the way.
Unfortunately, the books can be very hard to find now a days, as they went out of print around 1995. If your were a fan of Captain Kangaroo, you may have been lucky enough to hear some of the stories, as several were read during the show. I’ve collected a few images, and movies about the series. You can see them in the link that follows at the bottom of this story.
Somehow, I missed out on these books in my childhood, and that’s kind of a bummer. My kids are also at the age, where they’re a little too old for these books, but maybe yours aren’t. I know if you remember books from your childhood, it can be a very rewarding and bonding experience to share them with your own kids at the appropriate age. There was a Sesame book called “The Monster At The End Of This Book”, that I remember as a kid, and got it for my kids when they were old enough. I’m sure if you ask them about the book, they’ll definitely remember it. It’s a great way to build memories.