Comments on: Book of the Week: Granfa’ Grig Had a Pig http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 05 Apr 2014 03:44:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Alea http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-440391 Alea Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:40:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-440391 I have never heard of that book but it sounds good! Butt is a bad word in our house too. We go for bottom instead. I don’t know why!
I had a book called Lowly Worm’s Scratch and Sniff or something like that. It’s out of print, and the pages and smells on mine are worn out! We have another scratch and sniff with similar smells and they take me right back to that book! Luckily – my other favorite Richard Scarry books are still in print!

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By: Christina http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439210 Christina Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:06:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439210 How’s this for wild — I found a well-loved copy of Grandfa’ Grig today! Of course I knew it was a gem thanks to you so I brought it home. Thumbing through the pages, I think it’s the illustrations that make it such a winner. For example, how tired the little old women who lives in a shoe looks : )

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By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439181 Anne Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:08:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439181 I too have always loved Granfa’ Grig had a pig. Such great illustrations and a true favorite. Mine is a tattered paperback. I loved the one poem in it called “Everyone has different ‘pinions
Some like apples, Some like inions. ”
The pig (or some cute animal, I can’t remember) eating the onions smugly always made me happy and feel like laughing. Plus I used it in my head whenever someone would put me down, to kind of get over it. Sort of like my mom telling me, “Oh that’s just what they think!”

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439169 Design Mom Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:58:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439169 So glad you mentioned it, Christina! I’ve been meaning to look up more of his work. I appreciate the recommendation!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439168 Design Mom Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:57:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439168 I feel the same way, Shonda. Every once in awhile, I’ll pick up a book at a library or someone else’s home, and as I read it, I’ll have this wave of recognition from my childhood. It can just about bowl me over!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439167 Design Mom Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:56:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439167 Oh. That beloved bear. On June’s first birthday, we were running an errand and she spotted the bear in the check out line of a store called Magasin Vert (it’s a gardening supply store, but also carries some cute toys). Her face just lit up like a light bulb! I’d never seen her react to any toy that way before. Of course, it became her birthday present that very day.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439165 Design Mom Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:53:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439165 Yay! I’ll imagine you checked it out some time in the past and that we’ve both shared this same book. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439164 Design Mom Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:53:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439164 It does feel like finding an old friend. Makes me happy.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439163 Design Mom Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:52:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439163 I agree. Pretty much the best thing ever.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439162 Design Mom Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:52:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439162 I love your bunny book story! Best of luck on your Horsemasters hunt. : )

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By: Jennifer from Your Toy Portrait http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439101 Jennifer from Your Toy Portrait Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:54:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439101 That’s a fabulous book, but can we talk about that bear?? It’s totally calling my name and I might have to go get my brushes and see what I can do with that vintage-y, worn texture… Was it yours when you were little?

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By: Caryn http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439086 Caryn Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:42:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439086 p.s. I love hearing your book loves again Gabrielle! Although I truly do love Carter and her finds; I’ve missed hearing from you about books too!

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By: Caryn http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439085 Caryn Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:41:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439085 Oh, The Fire Cat was one of my all-time favorites. I still have my childhood copy, although I think it was originally my sister’s, but I’ve claimed it as my own. I’m a bit of a book hoarder so I probably already have all the ones I remember so fondly; but I love finding books that my husband barely remembers and then seeing him reunited with great memories. He hated reading as a kid so finding gems that he did like is extra special.

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By: kassandra http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439080 kassandra Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:00:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439080 i had a book of fairy tales when i was young. i loved it. it contained stories that are uncommon in the disney era such as the goose girl, rose red and rose white, a version of aladdin, etc. beautiful pictures. i would read the book over and over again. my mother sold it at a garage sale without my knowledge. i’ve been looking for it at yard sales and book stores ever since. i still remind her what she did every once in a while; just to tease her.

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By: Christina http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439051 Christina Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:32:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439051 I knew the name Wallace Tripp sounded familiar. I picked up Tripp’s “Sir Toby Jingle’s Beastly Journey” at the thrift store and it quickly became a favorite here. I love that moment when a book becomes a favorite.

From my childhood, I loved, loved, loved “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “The Tawny Scrawny Lion.” I’ve enjoyed reading both to my boys.

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By: Jennifer Cox http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439045 Jennifer Cox Wed, 20 Feb 2013 03:24:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439045 I asked my grandmother to help me track down “The Original Warm Fuzzy Tale” http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0915190087/sr=1-1/qid=1361330536/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1361330536&seller=&sr=1-1
Its a story whose premise I continue to quote as an adult.

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By: Shonda http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439043 Shonda Wed, 20 Feb 2013 03:15:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439043 This post struck such a chord with me! It has surprised me how strongly I’ve reacted to re-reading books for my childhood with my own children. The Country Bunny and the Golden Shoes was also one of my favorites! The Polly books by Astrid Lindgren (especially Of Course Polly Can Do Almost Everything) are absolute treasures!

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By: Amelia B http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439032 Amelia B Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:18:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439032 One of my very favorite childhood books is The Country Bunny and the Golden Shoes. I found a pristine library copy at half price books and felt like I won the lottery! My daughter loves it as much as I did.

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By: HollowSquirrel http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439030 HollowSquirrel Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:22:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439030 I love that your brother got you a book from my local library! That makes me beam! I used to love the Francis books (I think she’s a badger?). They’re still in the library, so I read them to my boys!!

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By: Rebecca Conger http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-granfa-grig-had-a-pig/comment-page-1/#comment-439021 Rebecca Conger Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:58:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31342#comment-439021 You must read Whatever Happened to George. It’s a little book, that I memorized as a child because we read it so much. I, too, was thrilled when my sister send me a copy she’d found on EBay. It is truly great – about a good little pig who ate too much.
Love it still!

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