Holly Hobbie will be my forever sweetest childhood memory. My Uncle Bill gifted me a very large (child sized) doll of Holly Hobbie - she looked just like the picture above. I had an orange cat too. Holly was my rag-doll child and I loved wearing her blue beautiful bonnet.
I was so elated to find this book for three dollars at a consignment shop. Mint condition. I am flooded with good, innocent childhood memories - playing outside with Holly Hobbie- I must have been five. Ella is five now and Vivian is three and they love our new book. The delicate hand drawn pictures and the rich, joyful rhymes makes jumping rope and skipping in circles such a wonderful and magical time.
This picture reminds me of my childhood friend Heather who had a beautiful and innocent way about her. I can day dream for hours in this book.
Our new favorite jump rope song is Jenny Wren.
Jenny Wren last week was wed,
And built her nest in grandpa's shed;
Look next week and you shall see,
Two little eggs, and maybe three.
One, two, three
Thanks to these guys (I love children's publishing) a beautiful and useful book was published. I looked up Holly Hobbie at Wikipedia and it was interesting to learn how this character came to life. Clever, very clever indeed. We'll take a pass on the "new" Holly Hobbie, though.
Do you have fond memories of Holly Hobbie? I'd love to hear them. And thanks Uncle Bill - you always gave the best presents.