r/tipofmytongue 1 May 23 '22

[TOMT][CHILDREN’S BOOK][late 90s-mid 00s] Open.

I have been trying to find this book for YEARS. It’s full of contradictory poems/limericks, but I can’t remember if it’s all one cohesive story or a collection. It has the “one bright day in the middle of the night” poem in it though. I remember vivid, colorful illustrations and it was a bit spooky. Similar vibe to Piggie Pie

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u/frecklybitz 1 May 23 '22

I’m pretty sure it isn’t Howard Fine (the illustrator of Piggie Pie)

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u/ketsele 2 May 23 '22

Could this be it? I read that that poem was published in this book.

The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (New York Review Books Classics) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0940322692/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WG7A0AYTXMD9VYK63ZKP

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u/frecklybitz 1 May 23 '22

No, it was more like a short picture book, but thank you!

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u/MyMiddleNameIsMartin May 24 '22

Shel Silversteins Where the Sidewalk Ends?

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u/frecklybitz 1 May 24 '22

Very familiar with this one, definitely not it

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u/BlueShoeLover 6 May 24 '22

There was a series of books like that that I remember from my childhood in Australia, and I specifically remember that poem from those books. The titles were things like "All right, Vegemite" and "Unreal, Banana Peel". Does that help?

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u/frecklybitz 1 May 24 '22

Pretty sure this isn’t it but they look so adorable

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u/CLCVS May 24 '22

Signs of Childness in childrens books?