July 14, 2012

Forget-Me-Nots: Anything by Paula Danziger

Forget-Me-Nots is a feature on my blog for highlighting books I enjoyed in childhood and the teenage years that I don't see getting much attention nowadays.

I read a lot of Paula Danziger's books when I was younger: There's a Bat in Bunk Five, This Place Has No Atmosphere, Earth to Matthew...they're pretty much all awesome. Paula Danziger writes with wonderful humor and lively dialogue, capturing the ups and downs of adolescence perfectly.

She's also written some books for younger readers, like her Amber Brown series. I know I had a copy of You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown when I was a kid, and quite enjoyed it :D Just the title is fantastic!

Anyone else have fond memories of Paula Danziger's books? Which were your favourites?


  1. I forgot all about the Amber Brown books! I loved those when I was a kid! My favorite was Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon. Thanks for sharing! It brings up fond memories that were collecting dust in the back of my mind. ;)

  2. Just the name Paula Danziger brings me back to days in the library when I was younger! I think I did read some of the Amber Brown books, but I preferred Junie B Jones. However, There's a Bat in Bunk Five is still a middle grade favourite of mine - it is in my drawer full of childhood books that I hold dearly!

    I also remember reading Snail Mail, No More (I loved books about camp & letters, haha). I may have also read Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice & The Cat Ate My Gym Suit. Oh, and I loved the old covers because of nostalgia - I'm not a fan of the newer updated versions of her book's covers. They seem so bland!

  3. I definitely read some of the Amber Brown books! They were great! I especially liked "Amber Brown is Not a Crayon".


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