Monday, March 30, 2015

Mr. Grabbit

It has been way too long since I showed one of my childhood books. With Easter just around the corner, I pulled out Mr Grabbit. Published in 1952, this is a Whitman "Tell-A-Tale" book. I must have acquired it much later, probably the late 60s. Note: any teeth marks seen in my old books are reminders of my family's black Lab, Toby.

The illustrations in the book are very bright and cheery. The story is about a rabbit who is greedy and takes more of everything than what he needs.

The above umbrella incident, which results in Mr. Grabbit being stuck in a church steeple, makes him change his ways in the end.

Old kid books are so cute-- just like us old kids, right?

Have a nice day!


  1. changed your header..Cute...
    A bunny hoarder !!! Who'd a thunk it??

  2. Oh how KNOW I love it! And it's one I don't remember so I'll have to be on the look out for one now. I usually get Golden books but I really like any book from the '50s. I LOVE your new header! It would work for me, too....maybe I'll steal it....I mean borrow it! hahahaha! Hugs, Diane

  3. What a sweet book, I've never heard of that one. Lovely illustrations and I love that Toby left his mark LOL! (P.S. love your new header Diane!)