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Felicity wrote at 2007-06-03 04:00:27
I have been looking for this book for ages!  I know exactly what Nikki is talking about.  There is actually a house along highway 280 in Northern California that was built to look exactly like the ones that the blobs built in the book.  I just moved back to CA and am tempted to knock on the door of this house and ask them if they know the book, wrote it, have a copy!  

ll2 wrote at 2007-06-17 03:08:44
It sounds like Barbapapa to me.

hookah49 wrote at 2007-08-22 00:27:10
it sounds like barbapapa by annette tison

Kate Anderson wrote at 2007-09-07 03:19:21
There is a great webpage called Stump the Bookseller at Loganberry Books where, for two dollars, you can post your questions about books with forgotten  authors or title information.  Readers help solve your mystery and, if available, you can even purchase a copy!

swannn32 wrote at 2007-11-15 01:09:15
He's a big purple alien blob with a family of little multi-colored blobs. If you search for the word "Barbapapa" you will find the books.

jacob wrote at 2010-05-07 06:48:11
Was there a book where they have to leave earth and go back to their home planet, but then earth has too much pollution  and the come back and make it green again?

Amy Mott-Griffin wrote at 2010-08-17 00:21:31
OMG!!  I too have looked for this book for YEARS with only the memory of colorful blobs!  I could remember where they were shelved in my elementary school library but had no clue what they were called.  I am 39 now with twin 2 year olds so I really wanted to find the books I remember loving so much to share with them!  I hope they are as enjoyable as I remember them being!?  Thank you all so much for solving that mystery!

Deborah wrote at 2010-10-21 05:29:49
I thought it was a book in my imagination!!! I am so happy to see that I wasn't the only one who remembered this book and loved it dearly.  Thanks for those who suggested names. I will gladly do some searching and if I find it I will let everyone know.

Deborah wrote at 2010-10-21 05:35:47
Barnes and Noble website sells these books. However, they are considered collectible and rare so the prices are a bit high.  They also steer you towards bookstores that carry them directly so maybe you can contact the bookstores to wheel and deal.  Good luck!!!

carolyn wrote at 2012-06-25 15:15:52
Oh my gosh!  I was trying to remember the name of the Barbapapas too!  What a great book!!  

Kevin Roa wrote at 2013-02-09 16:23:49
I have also looked for this series of books. If I ever find any information on them I will post here.  They really were good books. I'd like to be able to share with my own kids now.  

Deloris Webb wrote at 2014-03-20 11:33:17
I have a copy of this book.  My Mother died recently and we bought this book in the late 60's or early 70's.  It has been a favorite of my children too. What a ghost gonna do?  I am selling a lot of these books on Amazon.  Cleaning out her house and we have boxes of weekly reader books from the 1970's.

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As a writer, a mother, and a children`s book reviewer for Family Fun magazine, I can answer questions or give advice on good books for kids of all ages. Although I have some familiarity with picture books, I specialize in chapter books for school-age kids, including adolescents. My husband and I and our two boys, ages 10 and 14, are all avid readers. We also love to read books aloud and listen to audio books. You can read some of my book reviews at www.bookbybook.blogspot.com. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT OLDER BOOKS OR COLLECTIBLES. THESE ARE NOT MY AREAS OF EXPERTISE. TRY www.librarything.com/groups/namethatbook OR http://loganberrybooks.com/stump.html IF YOU'RE SEARCHING FOR THE TITLE OF AN OLDER BOOK YOU REMEMBER.


I write reviews of books and other media for Family Fun magazine.
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I have 2 boys, ages 10 and 14, who love to read a wide variety of books.

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