Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Ant & Bee and the Rainbow

Once upon a time when I was a little girl somebody got me this little book.

Ant & Bee see a rainbow one morning and decide to make their own out of an old tyre in the ground. They paint it and then they make swings to swing under the make-believe rainbow, which they paint. Then they play bat and ball over a net but the ball keeps hitting the swings so they sit on top of the rainbow and watch the sky until it gets dark and they go home.

Then during the night it rains...

And it washes all the pain off the rainbow and the swings and the bats and in the morning they decide to paint the rainbow all over again.

And at this point I would demand to be the read the story again. And again. And again. And again.

So much so that my Mum, Dad, brother and sister would hide the book from me so they didn't have to read it for the billionth time that day.

Fast forward to about 20 years later...

Now wheneverthe boyfriend's niece comes to see us she immediately asks for the "rainbow book" and we have to read it to her.

And then we have to read it again. And again. And again.

This weekend I knew she was coming round and we hid the book.

Shame on me.

(I decided that I would buy the niece her own copy of Ant & Bee and the Rainbow but a search online revealed it wasn't to be that simple. The books were first published in the 1960s and then reprinted in the late 1980s/90s but are now out of print. And on Amazon 2nd hand copies of the series are fetching up to £100 with the Rainbow book going for £42!! I clearly had good taste!)

1 comment:

Florence and Mary said...

PH is great, if you get a chance do try one!

As for Vegas, I didn’t gamble either! The only photo I have of me on a slot machine was posed!!!

Victoria xxx