ilona the pest

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Monday, July 10, 2006

sweet pickles

does anyone remember the "sweet pickles" series of children's books? that just popped into my head today for some reason. there were all these different animals who lived in this town, each with an annoying personality trait that matched the first letter of their species. like, yakety yak talked too much. and worried walrus, um, worried too much. it looks like there's a wikipedia entry about the series, if you're curious.

what an obnoxiously preachy premise! i guess it's kind of similar to those mr. and miss whoever books, conveying important life lessons like "don't be bossy," "don't be whiny," "don't be vain."

...okay, fine, on second thought, i probably could benefit from a refresher course on some of those.


  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger jk said…

    i loved these shits!!!

    i think about them all the time.

    esp. the commercial with the sweet pickles van that delivers the books and the kids saying: "sweet pickles are excellent!"


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