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Lost children's book from the 80's

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totiredtosleep Fri 16-Jan-15 21:44:59

When I was very young, 3-5ish, in the mid eighties I had a story book about an adventure in a hot air balloon. On the front cover there was a pouch which contained a cut out hot air balloon shape. As you read the book, you pushed the hot air balloon through slots in the pages.

There was one page which I vividly remember, the hot air balloon get blown along by the clouds, and there were lots of swirling clouds.

I've asked many people about this book, and tried google searching using the limited information I have, but I've had no look in finding it. My parents vaguely remember it, which at least confirms I didn't imagine it, but not the title.

Does anyone on here recognise this book and can remember the title?

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 16-Jan-15 21:45:52

Was it set in TONGA by any chance?

totiredtosleep Fri 16-Jan-15 21:50:58

:-D definitely not, just been laughing at that thread myself!

Sunnyshine Fri 16-Jan-15 21:58:23

Its this! One of my favourits childhood books. Made by m and s

Sunnyshine Fri 16-Jan-15 21:59:02

Ted and dolly smile

Bumply Fri 16-Jan-15 21:59:15

I don't know the balloon one, but my son had something similar with a kite that was pulled through the holes in the page by its string as you followed the story. Story was about a boy chasing his kite that had got loose.

FabulousFudge Fri 16-Jan-15 22:00:47

Ted and Dolly?

Sunnyshine Fri 16-Jan-15 22:01:00

Also this one in the same series grin can you tell I loved them$T2eC16ZHJGIE9nnWrPtqBR(!QSPyTQ~~_35.JPG

FabulousFudge Fri 16-Jan-15 22:03:31

I had the magic carpet ride and loved it. There is also a submarine one.

totiredtosleep Fri 16-Jan-15 22:04:24

Sunshine and FabulousFudge you are both amazing!!!!!! flowersflowers

I wish I had asked on here years ago. Off to buy a copy now!

totiredtosleep Fri 16-Jan-15 22:05:19

I had now idea there were more of them, might have to have a look at them too!

Sunnyshine Fri 16-Jan-15 22:06:40

I saw a copy in my shop of the magic carpet one, let me look tomorrow as was only 50p! We already have them so would be happy to get if there!

gincamelbak Fri 16-Jan-15 22:09:59

I had this book! Was so obsessed with Ted and Dolly. The lamp in my room was a hot air balloon and my dad painted a Ted and Dolly mural on the bedroom wall.

Haven't thought about it years, thanks for the memory OP!

totiredtosleep Fri 16-Jan-15 22:13:17

Sunnyshine, that would be much appreciated! grin

Sunnyshine Fri 16-Jan-15 22:15:39

Will do tomorrow ��

FabulousFudge Fri 16-Jan-15 22:16:45

Yes, thank you for the memory. Jealous of your mural!

mrssmith79 Fri 16-Jan-15 22:19:34

I was born in the late seventies and my favourite book was Little Black Sambo according to my dm blush . Thankfully times have changed confused

Sunnyshine Sat 17-Jan-15 13:57:06

Found the book was 25p!! Bargain ! Ted and dolly are missing but can copy and laminate for you Monday if that's ok.

Sunnyshine Sat 17-Jan-15 16:52:24

Copy and laminate from the copy I already have I mean.

totiredtosleep Sat 17-Jan-15 18:45:16

Wow that really is a bargain, photocopying and laminating would be fabulous! I'll pm you! smile

Sunnyshine Sat 17-Jan-15 21:29:31

Thanks grin love a bargain!! Will await your pm.

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