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Help me find this children's book?

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RevealTheHiddenBeach Sun 27-Mar-16 16:15:52

When I was little (maybe 89-92?) I had a book where some people find a nice patch of grass.

They start off adding fences and then houses and stuff, and basically it turns into this massive roaring city.

At the end they find a new piece of grass and decide to leave it "just as it is".

It was beautifully illustrated and I loved it. No idea what it was called or who it was by.

Oh mumsnet hive mind - does anyone know?! Thank you!!

tectonicplates Sun 27-Mar-16 18:08:54

I'm just bumping this for you as it sounds like a lovely book. Wish I could help.

RevealTheHiddenBeach Sun 27-Mar-16 19:10:57

Thank you! I'm really hoping that a) I can find it and b) it's as good as I remember! Recently had a disappointing experience re-watching supergirl and I don't want a repeat!

anastasiakrupnik Sun 27-Mar-16 19:22:28

Sounds lovely. This list is good and has some on the same theme - The Little House and Farewell to Shady Glade - not sure if they're your book or not.

MrsSteptoe Sun 27-Mar-16 19:24:28

Isn't there a specific board for book geniuses? Mumsnet identified the Stark Sisters for me on it. It was an extraordinary feat of deduction from my description, as well.

TheOtherSideOfTheMoon Sun 27-Mar-16 19:26:23

The abe books forum has been very useful to me in the past.

Just looked and there's a book sleuth one here

RevealTheHiddenBeach Sun 27-Mar-16 19:39:17

If there is a board I haven't found it! Those books look lovely anastasia but aren't the one. Yet!

MrsSteptoe Sun 27-Mar-16 19:53:37

Looking at Topics, I guess it was probably the Children's Books board.

UmbongoUnchained Sun 27-Mar-16 19:54:57

Place marking as I remember this book!

RevealTheHiddenBeach Sun 27-Mar-16 19:55:26

I will ask hq to move this thread!

AnthonyPandy Sun 27-Mar-16 20:34:55

www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/Window-0744594863

Someone found my song a few days ago so I am more than happy to find your book. Pass it on!

RevealTheHiddenBeach Sun 27-Mar-16 21:43:05

It's not windows sadly - this one had words in!

AnthonyPandy Sun 27-Mar-16 22:13:05

Oh no - I was totally convinced I had nailed it!

RevealTheHiddenBeach Mon 28-Mar-16 08:31:57

Bumping for the morning crowd. Umbongo and my mother confirm this is a real book and I didn't dream it!

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