Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Doctor Dan, Numbers, and Mister Dog

Posted by PicasaDoctor Dan the Bandage Man is illustrated by Corinne Malvern - love her.  Numbers is  illustrated by Violet LaMont, best known for her work on Little Black Sambo.  Mister Dog is brought to us by the well-known Margaret Wise Brown (writer of Goodnight Moon, etc) and illustrator Garth Williams (Little House on the Prairie, Charlotte's Web, etc.)  This book is so original, it makes me laugh - 'the dog who belonged to himself', 'Crispin's Crispian', the image of the dog in the housecoat making himself breakfast, etc.  

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Peter and the Wolf

Posted by PicasaI love this book and I remember watching the film strip at school when I was a kid.  Great memories!  I love the theme music for the character of Peter. The wolf was sooo scary though! "Peter and the Wolf" is a composition written by Prokofiev in 1936.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Sesame Street Library

Posted by PicasaI scored a few of these Sesame Street Library books at a used book sale - they are so cool.  Remember how infuriating it was when the grown-ups wouldn't believe that Snuffalupagus was real?  :)  And how sad it was when Mr. Hooper died?  How funny Ernie and Bert were?  One of these days I'm going to have to do a Retro TV and Toys post about our Old School Sesame Street dvd's...