Obsessive Nostalgia Disorder Monday: The Thingumajig Book of Manners

And Obsessive Nostalgia Disorder Monday returns with a book my mother ordered me when I was 3 or 4.

"Thingumajigs eat toads and snails and pick their teeth with their fingernails."

I'm not sure where my mother found this book, but I remember her giving it to me one night as she picked me up from my grandmother's house.  We may have been in the process of moving.  Anyway, for obvious reasons, my mom thought this was the funniest book ever.

When I started my bookstore job in 2000, I had almost forgotten this crazy book, until one day, a customer came in and asked for it.  She butchered the title, but as she described it, I blurted out, "Oh!  The Thingumajig Book of Manners!"  We didn't have the book in stock, but it had been re-released the year before.

And there are other Thingumajig books, too!  I never saw the others.

My copy was found among the many, many things of mine and my sister's at my grandmother's.  My grandma is an excellent packrat archivist.  Um, the handwriting at the beginning?  I'm guessing that's mine.  Naughty Danzel.












The Thingumajig Book of Manners by Irene Keller, illustrated by Dick Keller.  Ideals Publishing Corp., 1981.


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  1. DUDE....I own the Christmas book!!!!! Coming soon. This is AWESOME. I love your handwritten notes :)

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    1. YES! I can't wait to see more. I think I was trying to write in cursive, before I actually knew how.

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  2. OH OH OH! I want this book! I just love it love it love it! So cool and Melissa is sharing more soon? Hooray!!!

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    1. It's fun! I'm glad I found my copy. I noticed last night I was receiving many visits to the blog via Pinterest. The pin of the book is making the rounds. A lot of people remember this book. I love it!

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  3. Thank you so much!! My favorite book!!!

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    1. Awesome! It was definitely a favorite of mine as a kid. (My parents loved it, too!)

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