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.  

Monday, November 2, 2015

The World God Made

I love vintage Arch books - We had quite a few of these at my grandparents' place.  Look at these gorgeous illustrations!  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Gus Was a Friendly Ghost

Happy almost Halloween!  Isn't Gus the Ghost adorable?  This year my 9 year old is dressing up as Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon, my 4 year old will be Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony, and my almost 2 year old will be a pink puppy.  Nice to have Halloween on a Saturday this year.  Hopefully our weather will be better than last year's icy rain.  What are your kids going as this year?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Secret Garden

Helloooo!  How was everyone's summer?  We had a nice summer but I am definitely ready for the girls to go back to school, and they are definitely ready to go back too!  Keira will be in grade 4 and Tegan will be in junior kindergarten 3 days a week.  Then it will be just Brielle and I at home on those days. Keira and I recently read The Secret Garden.  We had a different copy than this one when we read it but when I saw this Tasha Tudor illustrated copy in the used book sale area at the library I snapped it up,for 50 cents.  Keira is 8 years old, almost 9, and I still read aloud to her every night.  She is an excellent reader all on her own but I am hoping to read to her or have her read to me as long as she'll let me.  I love experiencing these special books with her.  The Secret Garden was a bit of a tough read-aloud, what with the accents and all, but we enjoyed it.  I especially enjoy the theme of Magic in Frances Hodgson Burnett's novels - we recently read A Little Princess too.