App-y Day: Sweet Pickles

Your childhood books flip into the digital age

sweet pickles!

When you were a child, playtime was a frenzy of Cabbage Patch Kids, Monchhichis, and Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines.

And story time was all about Sweet Pickles. Good news, nostalgia lovers: The illustrated series featuring endearing animal characters is back — this time as colorful e-books. Pass on the laughs and life lessons to your eager beaver with 26 titles (one for each character and letter of the alphabet).

Start with Who Stole Alligator’s Shoe, about a reptile that learns not to cast blame on his friends. It’s hard to stop at just one, especially when adventures such as Who Can Trust You, Kangaroo? (teaching that lying is a no-no) and Very Worried Walrus (showing the value of self-confidence) are standing by.

Each book’s positive message stands the test of time. So go ahead — turn back.

Available at sweetpickles.com, $6 each.

Photo: Courtesy of Bento Box Entertainment