Sweet Pickles

I loved the “Sweet Pickles” books as a kid, but they really don’t hold up very well. I’ve still got a near-full set (21 out of the 26 A-Z animal character-based books) and their bright colors and simple illustrations attract the interest of my toddler at storytime, but every time he picks one, everyone gets pretty bored by page 8. The characters are all pretty indecisive and lazy.

Still though – I always wanted the Sweet Pickles Bus to come to my house. It never did. My parents didn’t love me.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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4 thoughts on “Sweet Pickles

  1. Brian Boone says:

    Okay, now Richard Scarry holds up. I will beat all of you at a “where’s Goldbug?” contest.

  2. Trelweny says:

    I loved Sweet Pickles. Still do. My mom kept most of our books and now I read them to my 5-year-old son. We also had a set of music which contained a theme song as well as individual songs for each of the animals. I still have the cassette tapes stored SOMEWHERE… though with all the moves and storage I can’t find them. I’d love to get them on cd… but I’ve no idea where to find them now. Most of the songs I can still sing but I’d love my son to hear the originals. Plus I miss the music. *sighs*

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