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  1. Incredible! I can't believe you featured this book. When I was at infants (the Jurassic era), this was the annual treat brought out by the headmaster. At the end of each day, he would read a story on the run up to Christmas. Legendary! Definately going to order it. There is something so wonderfully cosy and evocative about our childhood books. Anyone remember FATTYPUFFS AND THINIFERS? I bought that recently.

  2. How awesome!! I just ordered this book, on Sat., from I too couldn't help myself when I read all of the reviews. I'm 37 with two teenage DDs. I don't think my teenagers will enjoy it but I know I sure am!

  3. Oh my goodness!!! Granny Glittens and Her Amazing Mittens was one of my FAVORITES growing up and I had DESPAIRED of ever finding it to read to my own children. I am off to Amazon straight away! Thank you so much for mentioning it!

  4. This book is a classic, and incidentally worth a small fortune in original mint condition. Sadly, my copy is a poor survivor and held together by tape, cover missing, but I still maintain a beloved tradition of reading it every Christmas Eve. The illustrations have a real magic, like Pauline Baynes who illustrated the Narnia chronicles, perfectly evoking the stories with characters like Giant Grummer addicted to stinky cheese, and Granny Glittens who knits edible mittens. I think today’s kids will still be enchanted by this book, and the reprinted version ( 2006 ) will not break the bank. I better order it before my original copy falls apart completely!

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