Welcome Back to the Town of Sweet Pickles
There was a remarkable amount of history taking place in the year of 1977 – people lined the movie theaters and the streets outside of them to see Star Wars, Bette Davis was the first woman to win the Lifetime Achievement Award and families started gathering around the television set to watch Eight Is Enough.
The most important thing of all at this time was that a child was allowed to be a child – in that same year, children would receive mail just like their moms and dads. It gave them a sense of belonging and the feeling of importance to receive that special package. Every time a child opened his or her mail, they were introduced to a new character that would teach them lessons that they would carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Children met Accusing Alligator; the alligator that liked to point fingers, Bashful Bear; a quiet and shy bear, Clever Camel; a young camel gal who could fix anything, Goof-off Goose who always put off her chores, the Healthy Hippo was the town’s doctor, and Kidding Kangaroo was the town’s practical joker.
These are just a few of the 26 characters that reside in the town of Sweet Pickles.
Sweet Pickles was brought to us from the creative talents of Jacquelyn Reinach, Ruth Lerner Perle and Richard Hefter.
Children loved reading these stories about all of the unique animals in the town of Sweet Pickles and all of their distinctive personality traits. Each and every single child who read these stories could relate to at least one of these characters and in each story they could see “do’s” and “don’t’s” from each of them that would serve as invaluable life lessons.
Personally, I could relate to Responsible Rabbit – but that’s just me. That’s right. I was a Sweet Pickles kid and proud of it.
Sweet Pickles was met with phenomenal praise and a grand response – to the tune of 50 million copies sold. The series went out of print in 1990.
Here we are – 35 years later, the lights are back on in the wonderful town of Sweet Pickles thanks to Bento Box Interactive.Continued on the next page