Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I See The Sky

This is a 1972 edition of the 1960 Wonder Book by Ann Peters and illustrated by Sunny B Cook. i couldn't find much out about either of these people but i love this book because the text and drawings are so well put together and there are very sweet observations about the weather. I especially like the changing moon illustration at the end!

Long, Long Ago

I found this book in an op-shop, and inside there is an inscription of the previous owner whose address is in my neighborhood. It has no print date, but was printed in the Netherlands i would guess in the early 70's or late 60's. It only has two stories in it, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin... and the Rumpelstiltskin drawings are no where near as lovely as the eerily un-named illustrator of the Rapunzel drawings. It's a goodie!

This picture kind of gives me the creeps. The prince is weird and the girl looks so not into it hahaha!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Biggest Bear

This book won the Caldecott Prize in 1953 and is by Lynd Ward, an American Illustrator. I think it's a really interesting one because it's about working class, hunting family living in bear country. Johnny meats a bear cub who grows up to be the biggest bear... it's tragic when Johnny is sent to shoot the bear because it's too big to live with the family but oh joy, the bear gets caught in a Maple trap and is found by some Zoo keepers. The Bear goes to the zoo and Johnny visits it and always brings him Maple Sugar. The End!

My First Love "Pirates, Ships and Sailors"

Ilustrated by Gustaf Tenggren, who has done alot of Golden Books including "The Saggy Baggy Elephant". I found this book at a local op-shop almost 5 years ago now and I really am in love with it, the drawings, the layout and the funny stories in it! It's a first edition from 1950 and I really treasure it.