Children of the 80’s certainly must remember the pink dragon Serendipity books! This book series is best known to me for having unusual creatures and softcover books with fun covers with bright colors. (They all also had morals.) The books were written by Stephen Cosgrove and illustrated by Robin James.
They were written from the late 70’s, through the 80’s and into the 90’s.
You can buy older books for around $20 on Amazon, while new copies go for $100 or more.
Best Children’s Books of the 80’s
These are the ones I remember best:
- Serendipity taught kids: Knowing who you really are will bring you happiness.
- Crabby Gabby taught kids: Having fun while playing a game is more important than winning.
- Gabby taught kids: Talking is fun, but listening is just as important.
- Leo the Lop Tail 4 taught kids: Adults can learn from the magic children have in their hearts.
These morals are actually great to remind myself about, even as an adult.
- Zippity Zoom: It is important to take the time to enjoy life.
- Tee Tee: You’re never alone when you know who you are.
- Morgan and Yew: Love is the most important possession we can have.
- Butterwings: Laughing at yourself can be the most fun of all.
Simple lessons, yes. But crucial to remember. We tell kids this stuff and somewhere along the line we forget we have to abide by these too. Believe in yourself, involve yourself, keep an open mind, etc.
You can see the entire list here: http://www.robinjames.net/Products.php
Wiki page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serendipity_%28book_series%29