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Friday, November 23, 2012

De Dappere Mier

Written by Tatjana Makarowa
Illustrated by Gennadi Pawlisjin / Gennady Pavlishin
Uitgeverij Radoega, 1985
20 Pp.
Magazine size paperback

Such beautiful, fantastical art!  And such a brave little ant!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Fables of La Fontaine

Translated by Marie Ponsot
Illustrated by Simonne Baudoin
Grossett & Dunlap, 1957
30 Pp.
Large hardcover

Oooooh, such pretty pictures!  And the rhymes are nice, too!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Santa's Toy Bag

A Whitman Book
Western Publishing, 1970
16 Pp.
Large board book

I love these old Japanese photo-stories!  The vintage run-down toys just add to their charm!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tales of Enid Blyton

Tales of Enid Blyton
World Distributors, 1978
253 Pp.
Large hardcover

This book includes 30 stories and over 30 educational pages.  Every page is illustrated in beautiful full color.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Little People of the Woods

Birn Brothers
77 Pp.

This book is amazing and rare, and if I never sell it, I won't be upset, because then I get to keep it forever!  There are beautiful full-color illustrations throughout of the little people of the woods.  There's Archie the acorn, Mr. Cuthbert Conker, Mr. Mushroom, and many more!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Toby Jug Fabric with Tan Background

This is a soft cotton fabric with pretty red and yellow highlights of vintage British kitchen wares.  Why?  Who knows, but it's adorable!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Muscle Building Games

Written by Lilian and Godfrey Frankel
Illustrated by Doug Anderson
Oak Tree Press, 1964
96 Pp.

I love these illustrations!  If I were a boy and wanted to have lots of play dates with other boys, I'd definitely get this book out.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The First Book Of The Orchestra

Written by Peter Smith
Designed and Illustrated by Peter Banks
Franklin Watts, 1962
61 Pp.
LC: 63-8519

Such a great collection of musical artwork!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sears, Roebuck and Co Consumers Guide Fall 1900

Edited by Joseph J. Schroeder Jr.
Gun Digest Publishing Company, 1970
400+ Pp.
Small paperback

Ah, the good old days, when you could order a casket from the same place that you order your undergarments!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Robin Hood Stories for Pleasure Reading

By Edward W. Dolch, Marguerite P. Dolch, and Beulah F. Jackson
Illustrated by Carmen Lowry
Garrard Publishing Company, 1957
162 pp.

Really nice, dramatic woodcut style illustrations accompany this charming collection of Robin Hood legends. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tenggren's Saggy Baggy Elephant and Tawny Scrawny Lion

By Kathryn and Byron Jackson
Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
Golden Press, 1952
34 pp.
Large Hardcover

These are classic Golden Book stories in a large format book. 

In very good condition with a sticker attached to the front cover. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Songs for 2's and 3's

Edited by Wanda Roberts Baxter
Illustrated by Sally Novak
Gospel Advocate Company, 1963
46 Pp.
Large Hardcover

Sweet little illustrations accompany simple songs.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day In and Day Out The Alice and Jerry Books

Reading Foundation Series
by Mabel O'Donnell and Alice Carey
Illustrated by Florence and Margaret Hoopes
Row, Peterson and Company, 1941
156 Pp.
Small Hardcover

Who are Alice and Jerry?  I'm not quite sure, but they're awfully similar to Dick and Jane and they're just as beautiful!

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Webster Readers Easy New Stories

An Easy First Reader
by Clarence R. Stone and Anne Lotter Stone
Illustrated by Margaret Mosby
Webster Publishing Company, 1932
167 Pp.
Small Hardcover

I always want to live in the worlds of these vintage readers.  Since that isn't possible, I might try to at least make that striking quilt in the bottom page.