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JacquesHammer Fri 09-Sep-16 13:57:58

A few months ago I was put out of my misery with help identifying a TV show so am hoping for the same.

1. Was a small book. A6 landscape. I can't remember anything about the story except it had a group of children in it painting a shed, they didn't have enough paint so each painted a different side/the roof of the shed a different colour. When it rained the paint ran and the shed became brown.

2. A series of books with characters that were personified weather. I thought they were called The Weather People but googling that brings up different things. One of the characters was called Baby Dewdrop!

The books were around in the mid-80s.

Can anyone help me?!


bluebell21 Fri 09-Sep-16 14:36:31

Hi. For the second are you sure it was weather and not flowers they represented - I'm thinking of the Patricia MacCarthy books the Dewdrop Fairies/Dewdrop Babies?

LavenderLedge Fri 09-Sep-16 14:57:38

Oh gosh I remember that shed story but can't remember the name...let me have a think!

gabsdot Fri 09-Sep-16 15:04:47

I remember that book. They had, red, blue and yellow paint but not enough of any one colour to do the whole thing so they mixed the paint up and made brown for the roof.

I can't remember the name of the book though.

DeadGood Fri 09-Sep-16 15:09:35

Great thread!

Can I join?

DeadGood Fri 09-Sep-16 15:09:48

I have a book that I want identifying grin

EdwardBear1920 Fri 09-Sep-16 15:12:14

I also have a book I need help identifying! Can anyone dive in?

DropYourSword Fri 09-Sep-16 15:13:43

I love these threads although am yet to identify a book I remain ever hopeful.

user1471449592 Fri 09-Sep-16 15:37:43

Found the first one I think, it was called Oh We're They Ever Happy

user1471449592 Fri 09-Sep-16 15:39:21

Were not We're

Pookythebear Fri 09-Sep-16 15:41:49

Oh can I hijack and ask for help too?? I remember a book, possible A5 portrait. It was about some moths at night, a moth family I think, and they slept in walnut shells. It was so atmospheric and beautifully illustrated.

That's all I remember, sorry I can't help with the others.

JacquesHammer Fri 09-Sep-16 16:17:37

Wow. Bizarrely although the story seems right, I don't recognise the cover for "oh were they ever happy"

The other was definitely weather not flowers.

Thanks so much

Pooky - that rings a bell too!

scarednoob Fri 09-Sep-16 16:22:52

a book about a moth family??? I spend my life trying to chase bastard moth families out at this time of year. fuck moths and fuck their bastard gangly pointless cousins the daddylongleg too!!

Pookythebear Fri 09-Sep-16 16:27:58

Jacques - so glad that rings a bell; I was doubting myself as the years went by. Tried every combination of words to try and google it, to no avail!

Scared, tbh they get on my wick a bit too. Flying into my kindle by night angry...

WeeBoobs Fri 09-Sep-16 16:34:31

From Googling it sounds like the books you're looking for are the Weathermen by Jan Holtom? Can't find any pics though. Want to know what Baby Dewdrop looked like!

Ladywithababy1 Fri 09-Sep-16 16:37:26

What were the books (or book?) with vegetables - they all had names (eg) Lucy Leek and so on.

RedAmberGreen1 Fri 09-Sep-16 16:39:29


They were the Munch Bunch books.

crookedhooker Fri 09-Sep-16 16:40:17

Could it have been the Garden Gang? They're the ones I remember with fruit and veg in the 80s.

scarednoob Fri 09-Sep-16 16:40:27

The girl who drew and wrote the munch bunch books was only about 14 I think!

user1471449592 Fri 09-Sep-16 16:43:35

Is this the cover you remember?

spaghettiarms1 Fri 09-Sep-16 16:44:07

The Garden Gang books were about vegetables.

crookedhooker Fri 09-Sep-16 16:45:40

Think I added fruit because I'm hungry. Remember them well had them all.

Ladywithababy1 Fri 09-Sep-16 16:46:38

crooked and red I think I am thinking of the Garden Gang as opposed to the Munch Bunch, but neither of them match up exactly to my memory of them!

JacquesHammer Fri 09-Sep-16 16:48:45

No - that's not the one I remember. I wonder if it's a popular theme for a story 😂

The Weathermen story titles sound right though!

I love this place - thanks so much!

crookedhooker Fri 09-Sep-16 16:49:14

Just checking I don't remember Munch Bunch at all.

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