I have been a SANRIO freak since I was about 8 years old, mostly Hello Kitty but a few other little beasties as well. My Melody is up there on my list even though I would evoke the ire of Dick Bruna who feels that his beloved MIFFY fell prey to plagiarism. I am full of love for the MIFFY too and will post about that romance another day. Found this vintage darling on ebay, too pricey for my pocket but can't get enough of the simple red print on the blonde wood, eraser, co-ordinated red sharpener and the story on the pencils. Aaaah bless.