Raggedy Ann: A Thank You, Please, and I Love You Book

Raggedy Ann: A Thank You, Please, and I Love You Book by Norah Smaridge,
illustrated by June Goldsborough. Golden Press, 1970. (This edition, 1978.)
 Characters created by Johnny Gruelle.

Stop me if you think I've blogged about this one before.

Okay, don't stop me.

Because I know I've blogged this one before, a long time ago, the weekend of Little's Sis's 5th birthday party. I read it to her friends at that party. The book was mine, when I was even younger than that. I loved it sooooo much. 

You see, I wanted very much to blog about something today, Valentine's Day, but I don't have any new books that fit the theme, and I don't feel like walking you through the Valentine boxes I crafted for school, especially since they were inspired by much more complicated projects I found on Pinterest. (You can see ours on Instagram, if you would like.)

So here I am, with shadowy pictures of a charming oversized Golden Book from the 1970s. I hope you enjoy.

Isn't it sweet? Aren't the colors gorgeous? It actually reminds me of the house I lived in when I was very, very young. We had brown, orange, and gold flower-print wallpaper in the kitchen, and I wore a lot of primary colors.

When we moved to our next house, we had a white rotary wall phone, much like Andy's. Our appliances were Harvest Gold! Sadly, that was in 1981, so we may have been a little behind on the times.

This is my favorite picture in the whole book.

My great-grandparents in Oklahoma had a Siamese cat. I always thought she somehow made it into this book.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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