Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Bushytail Family


With autumn just a couple of days away
I thought I should introduce you to the adorable Bushytails:
Bertram, Hazel, MaryLou, Benjamin, Emma and Baby William.

This darling squirrel paperdoll family of six 
was illustrated by Kathy Lawrence and published by Shackman in 1992.  
(Kathy is the daughter of Queen Holden, a name that paperdoll collectors will recognize.)


The Bushytails come with six pages of clothing 
suitable for various holidays and family activities. 

I betcha the real squirrels in my yard would love to have 
a wardrobe like this for the blustery days ahead. 
  


30 comments:

  1. Adorable! I would have fun with these.

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  2. Gayle these are so cute....I love watching the squirrels in the parks here. Their antics are so amusing at times.
    Not knowing much about them, are they a problem in your garden or not?

    CLaire :}

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  3. aren't they just the cutest little family!

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  4. I can never go to the book store without going through the children's section...I love these little squirrels...smiles...Renee

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  5. I saw one live squirrel in a park in Taipei and as much as we looked and looked for another, it was not to be. They were so much smaller than I thought they would be..haha! Your book is beautiful.

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  6. I had no idea that there were squirrel paper dolls. How cute and fun they are!
    I've never seen any that well dressed around here. LOL.

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  7. So sweet!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  8. What a sweet book, just adore the cute little squirrels and all the lovely outfits :)
    Magie x

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  9. How sweet! Love the bushytail family.

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  10. My sister babysits her 3 yr old granddaughter and the baby is fascinated with squirrels and acorns just now. She would love these paper dolls.

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  11. This is such a cute set! I would've loved it as a kid. And maybe now too ;-)

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  12. So precious!! Love all the cute outfits!! xo Heather

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  13. Very cute indeed! Its an absolutely lovely book.

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  14. How sweet....I love Squirrels too...wonderful...Happy Thursday with love Janice

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  15. I have never seen those before. Adorable.

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  16. I am green with envy. How very very cute! Such a fun fall addition. How are you doing?

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  17. These are so cute! There has always been something about squirrels that just gets me! I love how they run around collecting things. LOL
    Yes...these are very sweet!
    Erica :)

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  18. I am a big squirrel fan!! Your bushytail family are so cute with their adorable outfits!!
    We only get tiny glimpses of real squirrels here in our yard in Germany - mostly in the fall - but it always makes me so happy to spy one.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment - made my day!:) xo K

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  19. They are so cute with their extensive wardrobe, How do you resist the temptation to dress them?

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  20. I love them, they are so cute. I just put up some cornstalks at my moms house, we are decorating her back deck for fall, and I told her to be on the lookout for squirrels going after the corn. they are so comical. I just get mad at them when they shake the birdseed out of the bird feeders! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Julie

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  21. So cute!!. At the moment we have a lot of squirrels, much more than last year I don't know why....

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  22. Adorable...I have one of these little guys out in my back forest...once in a while I will give him a peanut in the shell.
    Happy weekend.

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  23. So darling!! These would be great fun for any paperdoll fan.

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  24. These are the sweetest paper dolls. I just finished making up a little stuffed calico squirrel this evening.
    Thanks for sharing the whimsical tale of the Bushytails!
    Have a wonderful week, my sweet friend,
    Carolynn xo

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  25. So beautiful - I would have loved this when I was a child, in fact I would love it now!

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  26. Those are such cute paper dolls. I just love squirrels and they are so fallish. Have a wonderful week!

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