I was rearranging our booksale area and I found these two gems:
I had the library one as a kid—either that, or I checked it out of the library so many times that I FELT like I owned it?—and so when I found it on the shelf, obviously I had to do some looking around. My discovery? It was part of a huge series! I just went ahead and ordered another one, and I shall continue to do so until I HAVE THEM ALL ON MY BOOKSHELF.
Anyway, if you have one on hand, take a look. They very definitely have a '70s feel, but in some ways they feel quite modern as well—loads of arch humor that will appeal to adults, and lots of asides in both the text and the illustrations—which makes them feel a bit like precursors to Lauren Child's books.
YAY! I love when a childhood favorite holds up.