More of Eloise Wilkin's wonderful work for you today - We Help Daddy - I have a tiny as well as regular size version, and We Like Kindergarten. I feel like We Help Daddy is a good reminder to me to try to let the kids 'help' when we can, even if it slows us down. My 8 year old has become a good helper with her younger 2 sisters. She does not like doing chores but she does like to do special jobs like helping to bake a cake. We Like Kindergarten brought back a few special memories of my own kindergarten class - I remember the classroom had an upstairs loft - how cool is that! I vaguely remember being Mary in the Christmas play and being cheerily competitive with a little boy in the class over who was the best reader - we were the only 2 in the class who could read already. I even have a sweet picture of me and a few friends at a sleepover and I am reading a bedtime story to everyone while we are cozied up in our pajamas.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Hellooooo! I have really neglected my poor blog terribly lately. I have 3 adorable board books illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa today - Can You Count? , Sleepy Time, and Let's Play. It's hard to decide what's cuter - Gyo's illustrations of animals, or children. Things here are busy as usual with my own children - my oldest daughter recently turned 8 and my youngest is about to turn 1 so I've been drowning in party planning. My middle daughter started pre-school this fall and has really been enjoying it. And my oldest started taking violin lessons - she wants to learn fiddle style and to play like Natalie McMaster. :) We had a fun Halloween - Keira dressed up as Venus, the goddess of love and happiness, Tegan was Lightning McQueen (from the movie Cars) and Brielle was SuperGirl.
Friday, August 29, 2014
2 gorgeous Big Golden books for you today, illustrated by Garth Williams and Feodor Rojankovsky. Both of these books were published in the early 1950's. I especially like the horse picture. When I was growing up my grandparents had Arabian horses. I read all kinds of horse books and now my 7 year old is starting to do the same. We're getting ready for back-to-school here this weekend. It has been a nice summer. A lot cooler here than the previous few summers. My oldest is starting grade 3 and my 3 year old will be going to preschool a few mornings a week.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
I found The Busy Busy World of Richard Scarry at the library recently - what a cool book!The pictures I've included here are of books of Scarry's that I had not seen before. As many of you know, Richard Scarry's work is very extensive! I really wish I could buy some vintage Busytown toys - they have a lot of cute stuff on Etsy and Ebay - but it is always so expensive when you include the shipping costs. Isn't it so fun to see the covers of Richard Scarry's books in other languages?