Thursday, February 9, 2012

Adventures with Alice Giveaway


Update:  Congrats to Deb #125!
You're the winner!
 Robert Kaufman has a great new 1930's fabric line
The prints include the queen,
the white rabbit,
more rabbits,
flowers and dots.





These would be cute to mix & match with
Chloe's Closet's -30's Playtime.
Thirties prints make anything darling.

Our giveaway today is an Adventures with Alice charm pack!
To enter the drawing,
leave a comment about a favorite storybook.

Random drawing later tonight.

136 comments:

  1. My favourite books were Pookie, the little rabbit with crumpled wings. I still have them in the bookcase for my children to enjoy.

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  2. We had a big book of fairytales. My favourite thing about that was that my father would change the stories. For instance: Little Red Riding Hood ended with her in the stomach of the wolf (See, she should have listened to her mother). Rumpelstiltskin became Stumpelkitsrin (And no-one, no-one knows my name is Stumpelkitsrin). You get the idea right? It did take some getting used to, when we hit Kindergarden....The most fun where my dad's own stories about the Big-Ear-Eater living in our bathroom or the crew of the boat Harry Yuck (brown sales, since the crew only ate beans to help during days without wind.....). Much to love!

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  3. Pretty! My kids favorite story book when they were little was Oh Dear! about a boy who went to Grandma's house and went out looking for eggs for breakfast! It has flaps to lift and animal noises to make, very cool LOL!

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  4. I can't remember the story or where it came from. I think it belonged to a book that had a collection of stories in it. It was about a gumdrop tree. I just remember thinking, I wish there was one. To shake it and have gumdrops fall freely would be a dream! LOL Kids have some great dreams don't they?

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  5. My favorite childhood book was, The Snowy Day. It was written by Ezra Jack Keats. My mother recently found it in the attic and, gave it to me for my son. I loved the book and the illustrations, so many memories of reading that book over and over again. ;->

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  6. I have trouble remembering things from yesterday never mind from 50 years ago!! Let me think, it was probably Snow White, my Dad use to read it to me, and anything my Dad read was fine by me. I can remember we had some lights on our Christmas Tree with them on...need to go and lie down now...it's hard work thinking that far back!!!

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  7. Some of my favorite storybooks growing up were the old Berenstain Bears books and now I enjoy reading them to my own children.

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  8. My favorite storybook was a collection of of Grimm's Fairy Tales. I remember my dad read the story of little red riding hood to me as a bed time story, wonderful memeroy, right? Thanks for the giveaway!
    Hildy
    hildy@ebertzeder.de

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  9. This is gorgeous fabric! So cute. I haven't seen it until now - am looking for something fun to make a quilt for my soon-to-arrive niece and this would be perfect. And you're right - they go perfectly with those 30s prints. Lovely :)

    Someone already mentioned it but one of my favourite children's books is The Velveteen Rabbit. I love books that can have deep meanings for both children and adults, and evolve with you as you get older.

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  10. My favorite story books are Leo the Late Bloomer, and The Elephant Who Smashed Small Cars! Such imagination!

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  11. My favorite has always been the Little Golden Book "Grandpa Bunny Bunny" I still have it.

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  12. I love all the Richard Scarry books! all the wonderful details! and Babar - what a great series of books!

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  13. I loved all the books by Janet and Allen Ahlberg - and now my kids do too :)

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  14. I loves Arabian Nights!....
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. I loved reading the Bernstein Bear family books to my children. I still call my kids Brother bear and Sister bear and they are 20 and 15(almost) now!!
    crlwilkie@aol.com

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  16. My fave storytales is "Alice in Wonderland"!!!!!!!
    So I hope to win

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  17. I loved Anne of Green Gables so much. All the Lucy Maud Montgomery books, actually (:

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  18. Sleeping Beauty is my favorite fairytale.
    Thanks for the giveaway! This collection is adorable!

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  19. I like reading The Mysterious Benedict's Society.

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  20. I would say Snow White but wait, that's a Disney movie.

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  21. My favorite storybook was Miss Flora McFlimsy.

    Those fabrics look lovely!

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  22. How adorable! We always liked 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. He has some very good children's books.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  23. I enjoyed the Beatrix Potter book - Peter Rabbit.

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  24. I loved all of the Little House books. I still read them and enjoy them just as much as I did when I was a little girl

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  25. I love picture books (children librarian over here!) so it's hard to pick one. Last year, at a conference, they asked me to introduce myself with one picture book and I chose Anais Vaugelade's "Stone soup" (there's a big wolf that looks like a bad guy but he's not, and a lot of animals sharing their veggies to make a collective soup). I chose it because I want to be like the wolf in that story :-)

    Thanks for the chance to win :-)

    Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. As a child (talking 3 or 4 years old here), my favorite book was a nursery rhyme book called "Little Boy Blue" Even at that age I could "read" the book to you, because I had memorized every word. Each nursery rhyme was a complete little story with great illustrations.

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  27. I love "Corduroy." Such a cute book.

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  28. I can't remember the name of the book but the girl was a nurse and it was a little golden book. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. I love The Story of Ferdinand:) Thanks for highlighting these two new lines. Great prints!

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  30. I liked the velvetine rabbit when i was little :-) thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. As a child, I had a big book, called "The Bumper Book". It had lots of stories in it - absolutely loved it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. My little granddaughter, who is a few months from being two, loves the Pockets for Corduroy book. She loves to rub noses with me at the end like the little girl and the teddy bear do.

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  33. My favorite storybook is the Pokey Little Puppy. And I made the quilt to go with it. I love these fabrics too.
    thanks

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  34. Those are super cute. My favorite story was Richard Scarry's version of the The Three Wishes. There was an illustration with the Husband Pig trying to pull a sausage from his Wife Pig's nose. It still makes me laugh just thinking about it.

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  35. Anything by Richard Scarry was my favorite but I love ......... LOVE Alice in Wonderland, and pretty much anything by Lewis Caroll.

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  36. Not so much a story book but I loved (and still do) the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary. I still have my original copies from when I was little to give to my daughter when she'e ready to read them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. Loved, loved, loved "Caps for Sale". I was so glad to find/remember it for my children. A favorite of my children's (I am so glad to have stumbled upon it), is "The Little Wooden Horse". Okay, starting to ramble now, but my daughter and I really love anything by Rumer Godden or Enid Blyton. Oh yes, and then of course there is...
    I guess you could say we read " a lot".

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  38. I like the story book Alice in Womderland. I also like 30's fabrics and this one is very cute.

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  39. We had several of the Little Golden Book books. There was Bambi, Dumbo, Three Little Pigs, etc. Fond memories with those.

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  40. My favorite was always little red riding hood. we have several versions of it and every once in awhile my 3 girls like to pull them out and have me read them to em.

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  41. This fabric is darling! My favorite story was Cinderella. Thank you for a fabulous giveaway.

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  42. I loved "Are you my Mother?" and "he Digging-Est Dog". I also had many Richard Scarry books when I was little. Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

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  43. When I was a kid, I loved Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. :)

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  44. so many wonderful memories of reading to my progeny... Make Way for Ducklings, The Little Engine that Could, Wind in the Willows, Mother Goose rhymes, Clifford the Big Red Dog, ... and one about a homemade sweater that unraveled... but I can't remember the name of that one!
    ...and of course, Alice!
    will you won't you will you won't you will you join the dance?

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    1. ... we had the entire Disney library, too, of course!

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  45. There was a scratch and sniff book I really liked. Something about a rabbit making cookies, canning pickles, strawberry jam, and walking through a pine forest. I don't remember the name, but I do remember I was really into the scratch and sniff part LOL!!

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  46. Velveteen Rabbit, makes me cry every time.

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  47. My favorite book was Wish and the Magic Nut. It was a story about a koala bear that can't find his mother. It won an award in Australia when it was written - a looooonnnggg time ago!

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  48. Just finished a 1930's quilt, would love to do another one!

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  49. My girls favorite story was Little Pokey Puppy, and now they read it to their babies! I really love 30's fabrics and these are really nice.

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  50. I loved The Gingerbread Man when I was a kid!
    Thanks for the chance to win. I loves me some 30's!

    mary malone
    maryandruss at wi.rr.com

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  51. A favorite story book of my children was Goodnight Moon. I must have read that every night for years...Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  52. The Gingerbread Man kind of scared me when I was little because of the fox! Yikes! Alice fabric is absolutely beautiful!

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  53. The first book that comes to mind is The Rainbow Goblins. I think that was the first book that really grabbed me visually as a child.

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  54. I love/loved too many to count. Thanks for the chance.

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  55. When I was little, one of my favorite books was The Color Kittens. I loved how she described all of the colors and how the kittens had such wonderful dreams. When my daughter was born, I found a new copy of it and I bought it immediately. Both of my kids spent many hours reading that book with me. I won't let them give it away now...I'm keeping it for Grandkids...even if that is at least 20 years from now! ;)

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  56. My favorite fairy tale was the Three Little Pigs. My dad would knock when he got home and we would act out the part with the wolf only he got to come in.

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  57. I can't count the number of times I read the Bearenstein's "Bike Lesson" to my kids. I can still receite the first half of the book by memory and my youngest is 15 years old!

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  58. Hands down, Goodnight Moon. I loved reading picture books to my daughter when she was little. I love this Alice in Wonderland fabric. And the Alice doll! Did you make her?

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  59. I liked reading the Pokey Little Puppy to my boys when they were little.

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  60. Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite book to read my kids. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric.

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  61. I loved reading Benjamin Bear to my kids when they were little and as a kid I remember reading The Pokie Little Puppy over and over.

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  62. When I was young my grandmother bought us all of the Dr. Seuss and Berenstain Bears books and I loved them all. My favorite to read to my boys when they were little was Green Eggs and Ham, and they cackled when I put green food coloring in their eggs for breakfast one morning.

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  63. I read alot as a child but I do not have one in particular...although I remember reading a book in school titled "Alice and Jerry"...

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  65. My children always loved the Mercer Mayer (Little Critter) books. They are just darling and a lot of fun. Thank you for the give away chance.

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  66. Very cute fabric. Our fav would have to be Blueberries for Sal. Not a classic but I read it over and over and over to my kids.

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  67. Both my boys LOVED "love you forever". I still have it memorized.

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  68. my granddaughter loved a Barbie book with stories in it. linda gerig

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  69. Anything by Richard Scarry was always a big hit in our house. The kids laughed, I laughed. Love the Alice fabric collection. 30s prints are always so happy and cheerful looking.

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  70. My girls and I really love the Pinkalicious books. I take them every time I go read to their classes at school, and they are always a big hit.

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  71. I loved Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel! But my daughters is Alice in Wonderland! thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  72. I loved reading Good Night Moon to my grandkids. They've outgrown it but it's still a favorite of mine!

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  73. A story I remember well but can not find the book now is
    Did I do that?

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  74. Love the Velveteen Rabbit, it's a cute story

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  75. I read all the Trixie Belldone books and little house books. I loved them. thanks, kathy

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  76. It's not really a storybook, but Richard Scarry books are the fav of my GS. I loved a set of books that called Childcraft - my grandparents had a old set and I searched when I was about 10 for a set at garage sales and FOUND THEM. There are stories, poems,music, and all sorts of other fun stuff. My children and grandchildren love them too!

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  77. Black Beauty was one of my favourites as a girl.

    Alice in Wonderland fabric has a lovely vintage look to it. Would make a lovely quilt!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. My favorite storybook as a child was The House That Jack Built. I had someone read that to me so much I had it memorized at a young age. My sister still teases me about it and actually gave a copy to me for Christmas in my adult life!

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  79. My favorite storybook growing up was Cinderella. I loved it and wanted to be her. Today, my oldest favorite book is Lama Lama Red Pajama. My how time changes things.

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  80. Ever heard of Llama Llama? There's a whole series of them, but I think my favorite at the moment is Llama Llama Mad at Momma, where little Llama Llama doesn't want to go to the Shop-o-Rama, and throws a fit. It is hilarious, because everything rhymes, and because the picture of Llama Llama (mad) looks JUST like my two year old when she's grumpy!!!!

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  81. I had an old copy of Hansel & Gretel with the most wonderful watercolor illustrations.....

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  82. A favorite story book is "Slinky Malinki" by Lynley Dodd - it is sooo sweet!!

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  83. My sons love anything by Byron Barton. The airplane and truck book is a particular favorite.

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  84. Well.... that's kinda hard to say. There are so many beloved ones. I guess I'd have to say The Boxcar Children series, or Trixie Belden. The Alice fabric is wonderful!
    keels@

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  85. I was a fairy tale nut when I was little. Cinderella was my princess of choice. and that was my favorite story when I was little, followed closely by Beauty and the Beast

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  86. As far as fairy tales go Cinderella is my favorite, but the Disney movie version. The original written fairy tales were too scary for me as a kid.

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  87. My favorite storybook is Billie Goats Gruff - and I read it to my grandnieces whenever I can - complete with sound effects. These are the cutest novelty prints. I can see them in a baby quilt for my newest grandniece. Thanks for the chance.

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  88. Loved "Caps for Sale" - saw that someone else did too. Also loved Bill Peet books! This fabric is great!

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  89. I really don't remember my parents ever reading to me. I got my first library card in 3rd grade and I read to myself. I think my first favorite book series were the Bobbsey Twins and the Boxcar Kids. Oops. I am showing my age.

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  90. My favorite storybook when I was a kid was Miss Suzy.

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  91. My favorite book was Noisy Nora, my brothers and I would read it all the time when we were little :) Thank for the chance to win!

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  92. MY FAVORITE STORY BOOK WAS "THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD"!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

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  93. I always loved reading Dr.Seuss to my little sister and later to my own children. I have several of the books memorized from so many readings.

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  94. My favorite storybook as a kid was The Egg Artists" about a family of rabbits that paint easter eggs!!

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  95. I love the Pete and Pillar books by Jeffery Stoddard. sntbosch@msn.com

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  96. My favorite story book has a to be "Happy Birthday to You!" by the Dr. Suess. Its still read on birthdays to all the kids in my family (even thought we are mostly in our 20s) and I'm pretty sure I can recite most of it from memory. =)

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  97. I had an old fairy tale book that was my mothers when she was a kid. I loved it and it had those really scarey pictures that now you look at an think "what was the artist thinking drawing this for children?!"

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  98. Nice fabric! One of my many favorite storybooks is called Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.Thank you for the chance!

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  99. grimm's fairy tales! we listened, barely breathing. my brother and i would sneak looks at each other to see just how much we should believe. this was a big, heavy, illustrated volume for winter reading and never to be looked at alone. this was back in the early forties ... nothing was glosssed over.

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  100. thank you for the chance to win. My favorite book as a child was the "the princess who never laughed"

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  101. What a wonderful give away! My favorite book as a child was "Little Women" - my mom read it to me and it remains a favorite today.

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  102. The third generation in my family is reading The Little House on the Prairie series.

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  103. A great Giveaway! Fave storybook, has to be The Quiltmakers Gift - wonderful! Thanks :)x

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  104. I love to read to my kids! My daughters' favorite book is Stellaluna.

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  105. LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric, 30's repro fabric is my all time favorite right now! My favorite childhood story book was "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and now it's my kiddos favorite :)
    Thanks for another chance to win some awesome fabric!!
    Jen Nelson
    darryljenny@comcast.net

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  106. I loved James Whitcomb Riley's Best Loved Poems...my grandmother would recite them from memory and we loved them!

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  107. Goldilocks, I loved the 3 bears. ;-)

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  108. I love at least a million storybooks. At the moment I really love James and the Rain ("Do you know any excellent rainy day games?"). Perhaps because it's fun to think of rain when you look out at blowing snow. Thanks!

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  109. I had a book when I was a child - can't remember the title, but I do remember a few lines out of it.
    Character 1 - "What time is it?"
    Character 2 - "Two to two"
    Character 1 - "Don't you toot at me, I only asked for the time!"

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  110. I loved The Phantom Tollbooth when I was a kid! I used to wish I had a little toy car and a tollbooth so I could go on adventures. :D

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  111. As a child my favorite storybook was "Make Way for Duckling"... I still read it today to my children!

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  112. When I was a kid, my favorite story book was One Morning In Maine by Robert McCloskey. Most of my friends don't know about it, but I loved it.

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  113. My favorite story book (newer story book....I work in a school and read with the kids all the time) is Dewey the Library Cat. They also have it in a novel and I am still waiting to read that one.
    Wonderful giveaway....I love Alice in Wonderland!!!!

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  114. That is so funny that you ask because I was just thinking about it, Cinderella. Had the record of the Disney movie. Listen it so much. Second favorite was Peter Pan! Still remember some of the songs.

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  115. I did enjoyed the three little pigs, Alice was a little to complex for my poor father to explain to me, ( you see He only got to grade two in school since that was the age when he became an orphan) so Alice in wonderland was a little to complex for him to explain to a curious child).

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  116. My Grandson has me reading The Wizard of OZ for the third time and he still loves it and so do I . I don't ever remember reading it to my kids just seeing the movie and it so different.My grandson is blind so he can only get his fantasy from reading and listening to cd's.

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  117. I love The Library Lion. It is very sweet. The fabric is sweet too! K-

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  118. I always loved the Trixie Belden books growing up and still have a couple of copies! I'd love to win.

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  119. I met my husband almost 32 years ago at a costume party where the theme was Once Upon a Time. I was Goldilocks and he was The Cat in the Hat. He won for best costume and I ended up with the most wonderful husband. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  120. Alice in Wonderland is my favorite story book! These are so cute!

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  121. It is a short chapter book, but I love Catwings. Thanks for the chance.
    Deb

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  122. I don't remember anyone reading to me as a child and I didn't love reading books until I was in my 30's! How awful....anyway, I am glad that I enjoy reading now. My favorite are christian fiction or historical novels. Thanks for the giveaway......I love 30's fabrics.

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  123. I'd have to say I remember loving Goldie Locks and the 3 bears. Alice in wonderland seemed a bit like a bad dream! LOVE the fabric though!

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  124. When I was little I absolutely loved The Gingerbread Man, and my grandma had a book at her house about a family of goldfish that I loved. I wish I knew the name of it and could find it now. I loved looking at the pictures and imagining life in the Fish Family! ;)

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  126. I loved the Curious George books. That and Madeleine.

    Debbie

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  127. the liitle golden book of fairy tales was and still is my fave

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  128. I loved Madeline! She was my favorite, but i am a library nerd, so I was happy taking home a ton of books. THank you so much for the giveaway!

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