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Harry Potter and your mom! (OMG OTP!)
Posted by spiffariffic on 2014.10.03 at 12:41
Three books:

One that I remember from when I was a kid, so maybe from the 80s. It was a picture book from the perspective of a child, and it was about how their mom used to stay at home but now has started working and that transition. I seem to remember it saying that she used to be a "real mom," we still joke with my mom about when she used to be a real mom and I think that's where the joke came from. But I could be mistaken about that.

My mom wants to know the name of an older book from the 50s or before, about a boy with a lollipop that gets bigger with every lick, until eventually it's big enough to be used as the sign for a gas station.

There's also another book from that same period about a mouse that has a lot of adventures, and at one point is left tied to a fencepost with a ribbon, left out to be eaten by an owl. Spoiler alert: the mouse gets free, though she can't remember how or anything else that happens.

Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

ETA: FOUND! My mom's stories are from The Tall Book of Make-Believe, and I'm pretty sure my book is The Terrible Thing That Happened At Our House.


misquoted at 2014-10-04 04:22 (UTC) (Link)
"The Everlasting Lollipop" from the book of stories called The Big Book of Make Believe or something similar?
Widgeon the Amateur Vivisectionist
spiffariffic at 2014-10-05 06:35 (UTC) (Link)
The Tall Book of Make Believe! That's got to be it! I see there's a story about a mouse too, so maybe both of those stories are even from that same book... though I'd think she would remember the pages being such an odd shape.

I found some pictures from the book that someone scanned, can't wait to show my mom tomorrow. Thank you so much! :)
Widgeon the Amateur Vivisectionist
spiffariffic at 2014-10-05 07:01 (UTC) (Link)
You know what, based off of this.... I think I must have misunderstood and she was actually talking about two stories in the same book, not two different books. Which means I've got both my mom's stories taken care of, and thank you very much! :)
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