Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bedtime Stories....

Did your grandmother read to you? Mine did. My mother read to us all the time and was a wonderful reader with lots of gestures, expressions and different voices but sitting in my grandmother's soft bed surrounded by old quilts while listening to an old story was fun, too."The Little Rabbit That Would Not Eat" by Edna Groff Deihl was one of our favorite stories to read when we stayed over night with my grandmother, something we did often. We loved the gentle pictures and the story of the bad little rabbit that wouldn't do what he was supposed to do. As children made to sit at the table to finish food we hated, we could relate!
This poor old book just fell apart. I found the pages stacked in the bottom of one of my grandmother's boxes and boy, did they bring me back in time....I may keep one of the illustrations for a scrapbook but I have trimmed off the bent and torn places and will be listing the illustrations in my Etsy shop for others to share and enjoy...
I especially love this one of the grandmother bunny tucking in all the little bunnies. Do you remember this story?

What was your favorite story to read at bedtime with a grandparent or parent?


  1. This is so sweet and sentimental! My grandmother definitely read to us when we were little, and I always loved it!

    Thank you for your sweet comment about my Nikki.

    - Lindsay

  2. I've never seen this book, but now I'm wishing I had.

    My grandmother never read to me (that I remember), but she had lots of books for me to read. My mom read to me all the time though... and I don't even know what book it was in - but there was a story about a Terrible Tickler... and I loved that ♥

  3. I still have the book and it is in very fair condition. Nice to see another here.


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