Saturday, December 23, 2017

More Carols Pop-Up Book

  Well one year later here I am!  I can’t believe i haven’t blogged for all of 2017. I must do better next year!  This Christmas carol pop-up book os so cool. I love these illustrations by the Johnstones.  Click on the tabs on the side of the blog for more Johnstones illustrations and books by Deans publishing.  I picked up this book for a quarter!  Sometimes I find books that are a treasure to me at used book sales.     Happy holidays to everyone and a happy 2018!  I am looking forward to time with family and friends, special music at church for Christmas Eve, and driving to look at special Christmas light displays.      

Monday, December 19, 2016

The First Noel

I love the cool illustrations in this Golden Book illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.  They were a husband and wife team that illustrated around 40 books together.  The First Noel was published in 1959.     I'm mooooostly ready for Christmas, how about you?  We have SO much snow compared to last year.  I'm looking forward to the Christmas Eve service at our church.  They always have cool crafts and yummy snacks out for the kids, and I always love the music.  During the holidays I'm hoping to take my older 2 girls to a couple movies and to do lots of visiting with family and friends.  Happy holidays everyone!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Vintage TV and Toys for the Very Young - The Hanna- Barbera Treasury

Check out this amazing coffee table book that I borrowed from the library - The Hanna Barbera Treasury!  Many of us have happy memories of watching Hanna-Barbera cartoons, back when "Saturday morning cartoons" was still a thing.  I am trying to make more of an effort to show my kids some of my favourites from childhood - thank goodness for YouTube!  Which Hanna- Barbera show or character was your favourite?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

It's a Small World

I was so excited to find the book-and-record version of It's a Small World, although without the record, not that it matters since I don't have a record player anyway!  I'm pretty sure I remember having this as a kid.  I would love to take my kids to see the ride at Disney one day.  The amazing Mary Blair designed the look of the Small World ride.  Sorry for the sideways pictures at the bottom - I'm using BlogPad Pro for IPad and I can't for the life of me figure out how to rotate them.  

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Animal Babies

Hi everyone!  Check out these wonderful illustrations by Art Seiden in the book Animal Babies, published by Whitman.  I love when I find these big oversize books.  Life has been busy here with my 3 daughters, one of whom has special needs, and my poor blog has been neglected.  I am hoping to do a bit better with that !  It is coming up on my 4 year blog-o-versary.  I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful springtime - ours was late to really arrive but is finally shaping up nicely.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Strawberry Shortcake and the Winter That Would Not End

Look at this sweet Strawberry Shortcake book I found in the library discards!  Are you feeling like winter will never end?  We'll see what the groundhog says in a few days.  We've been lucky so far we haven't had a ton of snow to shovel.  One of these days I shall have to do a post with some pics of my youngest daughter's first birthday last year - did a Strawberry Shortcake theme.  

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Shiniest Star

I found this adorable Christmas book from 1950 at our local recycling and used items centre.  Little angels Pigtails, Crewcut, and Touslehead argue over who has polished his or her star the shiniest.  Touslehead has given up hope of his star ever shining until he realizes that it is the Christmas Star that has helped the Wise Men find baby Jesus.  There is even a children's musical based on this book.  Christmas is coming quickly and my 3 little girls are looking forward to it.  Although I think they would like for there to be snow, which we have only had a dusting of so far.  My 9 year old has a small solo part in her children's choir performance this weekend so we are looking forward to that.