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Uncle Wiggily Bedtime Stories: In Easy-to-Read Type (Dover Children's Thrift Classics) Paperback – Unabridged, September 22, 2011

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Thea Kliros grew up in New York City. She attended Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, and the Yale School of Design. First a painter and then a graphic artist, she has lived in Spain, Switzerland, and New York City. Her work includes the children's book, Three Little Pigs.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 8
  • Series: Dover Children's Thrift Classics
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Unabridged edition (October 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486293726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486293721
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By theboombody VINE VOICE on September 17, 2008
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This is a collection of very simple stories for children, and would be very boring were it not for occassional bits of wonderful nonsense from the narrator.

Uncle Wiggily goes camping, goes to the dentist, finds a penny, and so on and so on. These plots are probably fine and dandy for kids, but come on, we can read hundreds of similar stories anywhere. Fortunately the author senses the need for some additional spice and always ends his stories with something that's beyond ridiculous like (and I'm just paraphrasing here), "Next week, if the walking cane doesn't wrap itself in a knot and smear molasses all over the cat, I'll tell you about the time Uncle Wiggily found some lemons."

While going through the latter end of this short book, I found myself liking Uncle Wiggily more and more. He's a pretty cool guy. He's got a bad case of rheumatism and deals with it by sporting a neat red, white, and blue striped walking cane. (Maybe I added an extra color there, but I picture the fellow as patriotic.) He also builds his own airship and drives a car made out of vegetables.

I hear that all of the Uncle Wiggily stories are public domain now, and since they were once printed in daily newspapers, I'm sure there are plenty of them floating around out there. Still, it's nice to have something in a page-turning format. For a few cents and 4 bucks shipping, it's well worth it. And since the introduction claims that the term "bedtime stories" came from the Uncle Wiggily tales, a book like this has some historical value as well.
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Uncle Wiggily was one of the stories I remembered my dad reading to me when I was about 3 or 4. It was my favorite bedtime story. I was surprised to find it still in print all these years later, but I guess I ought not to be. The stories are funny and timeless. A joy to kids and the parent reading will enjoy them too. And they always end with a cute line such as "If the rubber hose doesn't tie itself in a knot and rub molasses all over the postman's umbrella, I'll tell you the (next story.)" Since the copyrights have expired the price so low no parent ought to be without it.
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I am 60 years old; when I was a child of 5 or so, my mother got me the Uncle Wiggily stories; I still love them! They are charming with true Christian values; I was of a Jewish household, but recognized this many years later when I converted to Christianity. They teach love and generosity of spirit, while being entertaining, and funny. I still shudder at the thought of the Skillery-Skallery Alligator and the Skeezix. Every child should have dozens of these books by Howard R. Garis!
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I grew up with Uncle Wiggley and my children loved them too. I am delighted that my granddaughter has followed suit. She wants a story every night. They are just the right length; long enough to satisfy her and short enough for a parent to get the kids to bed reasonably quickly.
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More people should read Uncle Wiggily stories to their children about this "kindly rabbit gentleman" who has lots of adventures and is good to others.This is easy to read but not for a just beginning reader.
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ANOTHER FAVORITE FOR MY GRANDSON. JUST MEMORIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD. IF HE ENJOYS IT AS MUCH AS I DID AS A CHILD IT WILL BE A HUGH SUCCESS. IT WAS IN PERFECT CONDITION AND MADE AN EXCEPTIONAL PRESENT.
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Nice companion to the game. Newsprint paperback is much cheaper than trying to find an original from back in the day. Brings back memories from my grandmother and I hope to pass a few along to the next generation.
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I am very happy with the book. I enjoyed the books as a young child and wanted to pass this along to my grandchildren. They are enjoying the stories and it's a great way to bond at bed time.
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