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forgotten title from childhood...

1lachapakhan
nov. 24, 2020, 1:35pm

i’m trying to remember the title of a book i had when i was younger. it was given to me by a neighbor who was a teacher.

i don’t recall what was the plot, or if there was one, but there was a tiny character drawn in all throughout the book (i think just a line drawing in b&w), who would run around eating the letters off the page.

some of the letters were printed in different colors, and there was a definite bias as to which colors would be eaten and which were the tastiest.

is this enough to jog anyone’s memory?

2booksaplenty1949
nov. 24, 2020, 1:42pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats holes in the pages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Very_Hungry_Caterpillar

3merrystar
nov. 24, 2020, 11:12pm

Roughly when did you get this book? Was it a picture book or a chapter book?

4lachapakhan
Editat: nov. 25, 2020, 2:54pm

it wasn’t a childrens’ picture book, like the hungry caterpillar... it was mostly text, like a regular book.

i think i got it when i was around 10, perhaps?

the character drawn on the pages was a person... maybe with a funny hat, like a pointy sleeping cap?

5kplamp
des. 7, 2020, 11:37pm

6lachapakhan
des. 12, 2020, 10:02pm

no...

i know i said i didn’t really recall the plot, but my vague memories lend me to think perhaps the book was more about itself and the little character eating its words and letters than that it was telling any story external to itself.

7lachapakhan
des. 12, 2020, 10:04pm

i think the drawn character was vaguely jester-like in appearance... that may account for the point-hat memory i tried to impart, above.

8Aquila
des. 12, 2020, 11:35pm

Could be an edition of Ella Minnow Pea or The Wonderful O, they're both about removing letters.

9lachapakhan
gen. 24, 10:04pm

no, they don’t seem to be.

it must not have been a widely published or popular book, i guess.

10amanda4242
Editat: gen. 24, 10:17pm

11Awards-and-Medals
gen. 30, 3:05pm

Do you remember when it might have been written or at least when you read it?