Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Surreal Life of Jelly Babies

When I was a child I had a very wierd book called "Peter Puffer's Fun Book" - it was great and I loved it - a bit like taking an acid trip - although of course I didn't know that at the time. One of the strories was about a family of jelly babies whose mum takes them to visit some relatives on an island by the sea. She tells them not to get their feet wet - but of course because their cousins (who I believe were sea anemones!) were and because the island was about a foot across they couldn't resist it and did - and that is why jelly babies have their feet stuck together. I have no idea why I was thinking about that story today except that I have been stuck at home with a sore throat and a cold. Feeling to groggy to even read a novel I had to resort to DVDs (Fleetwood Mac) and thinking about children's literature.


Anonymous said...

For some reason the notion of Peter Puffer's Fun Book zipped into my mind this afternoon: and your blog is what I found when "googling". I wish I still had my copy: it is indeed a weird book. It inspired in me a fascination with railways and ruins. As a child I found the pictures fascinating, yet somewhat disturbing: the anthropormophized locomotives with small hands where the bumpers locate; and the hand gestures, seem rather baroque. Thanks for scanning the cover and putting it on your blog.

pupski said...

no problem I am glad someone else remembers it.