Can anyone remember this children’s book from 70’s?

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Muddybuddy Sun 20-Dec-20 20:40:35

It’s such a long shot. It was a large book, a4 size, hardback, blue I think, and it was a collection of v short bedtime stories, some several on one oage. I was born in 76 so I imagine it was a 70’s book, my parents used to read the stories to me as a child and I really want to try and find a copy. One story I remember v well was an ill child who made a
Patchwork blanket for her dolls with some scraps of material.
Not much to go on I know but I wondered if anyone remembered having the same book and remembers what it was called

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EarthWonderer Sun 20-Dec-20 20:46:56

Type Vintage 70's book short bedtime stories into your search engine. I just did this and quite a wide range came up - with images of the covers. One of them might be what you're looking for.

Muddybuddy Sun 20-Dec-20 20:55:55

Thanks, I did think that but no luck yet. Which makes me wonder if it wasn’t a very obvious or well known book.

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sassafras123 Sun 20-Dec-20 21:38:28

Was it 365 bedtime stories ?

Muddledupme Sun 20-Dec-20 21:42:18

Maybe look at 1960s books as all my childhood books had been handed down from my mums friends children and cousins etc. I don't remember a brand new book they all had curled pages etc.

Muddybuddy Sun 20-Dec-20 22:05:56

365 sounded promising but I dont recognise any of the covers I can find online. Thanks though.
Yes maybe 60’s, I’ll try but I think it had a very seventies look about it

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VenusClapTrap Sun 20-Dec-20 22:11:17

Can you remember any of the other stories?


IRememberMySpaceBabe Sun 20-Dec-20 22:16:53

Any of these, OP?

WrongKindOfFace Sun 20-Dec-20 22:39:33

There are lots of bedtime stories type books illustrated by Eric Kincaid. Could it have been one of them? Such as this:

thebabessavedme Sun 20-Dec-20 22:43:25

I still have my '365 bedtime stories' from about 1964, the dust jacket is long gone, however the hardback cover was a deep purple with gold embossed lettering, its now lilac with no lettering at all.

Gremlinsateit Mon 21-Dec-20 01:58:17

This rings a bell. Is it the one where the grandmother teaches the girl how to make a grandmother’s garden (hexagon) quilt with meaningful scraps? Not the more modern book called the Patchwork Quilt.

Valkadin Mon 21-Dec-20 02:21:03

Was it pale blue and the gold embossing was a bear and possibly a rabbit holding fishing rods.

Also had stories about a boy eating baloney sandwiches and the dentist and doctor arguing over lollipops.

This is the book I have well it’s a pic from a booksellers website

JaneJeffer Mon 21-Dec-20 03:08:03

Could it be this?

Muddybuddy Mon 21-Dec-20 12:54:44

Thanks so much everyone, I didn’t think I’d get so many replies! Unfortunately I don’t think it’s any of them. The blanket story was v short, as they all were, so I don’t think it was as detailed as that, though it seems there are obviously lots of quilt stories out there. I think the girl wanted to make a dress for her doll but only had red and green scraps so the mum suggested a blanket.
I want to say the girl was called patsy but that might be wrong

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OnlyToWin Mon 21-Dec-20 12:56:12

Was it the Twinkle annual?

OnlyToWin Mon 21-Dec-20 12:58:21

One like this..

OnlyToWin Mon 21-Dec-20 12:59:38

There is a Patsy in it...

Muddybuddy Mon 21-Dec-20 17:21:43

No definitely not twinkle but I did have a twinkle annual and that story looks familiar so thanks! Always nice to have a trip down memory lane

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Coldwinterahead1 Mon 21-Dec-20 17:24:41

Enid Blyton annual of short stories ??

ReggaePerrin Mon 21-Dec-20 17:30:39

Both my granny and my auntie asked me what I'd like for Christmas so I said the Twinkle annual ...


MargotMoon Mon 21-Dec-20 17:35:21

Is it the Richard Scarry 365 bedtime stories?

Coldwinterahead1 Mon 21-Dec-20 17:37:24

@MargotMoon Richard Scarrysmile Didn't he do Lowley Worm??

Countmeout Mon 21-Dec-20 17:38:22

There was a new 365 stories every year I think. My aunt used to buy me one each year.

MargotMoon Mon 21-Dec-20 17:42:25

@Coldwinterahead1 I don't think I know Lowley Worm!

He was big into anthropomorphism or whatever it's called grin (animals being humans!)

Coldwinterahead1 Mon 21-Dec-20 17:47:26

Well I've just been down memory lane

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