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Friday, February 24, 2012

Lil' Vintage Story Book

Hoagy Carmichael's Songs For Children, with illustrations by J.P. Miller. 
Golden Press, 1957.

I was just leaving my favorite thrift store (for books anyway) when I spotted this in the music section. I snatched it up, knowing it was a real gem...and didn't get to take a peek until I got home. Boy, was I happy when I saw the pictures were by J.P. Miller!! I love his work...but have barely anything illustrated by him. I know this isn't technically a story book but I couldn't help it, I had to share!

Now if only I could read music! My husband is presently working on that right now so hopefully he will be able to play us these songs on the guitar someday. :-)

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Little Vintage Storybooks

This is the cutest book! The cover is missing and I forgot to take pictures of the title page (which was a total mistake because it has such awesome graphics).
The title for the book is "The Popular Kiddie Picture-Motion Book" by Mary S. Child and with pictures by Violet La Mont. 
A Popular Digest Book from 1944. I think the little girl in fifth and sixth pictures looks just like Avery! What do you think Corey?
Another neat thing about this book is on the copyright page is has a little blurb about how this book was manufactured in strict conformity with Government regulations for saving paper. Do any of you out there have a book that says that? I've never seen that before...but I don't have many from the WWII time period. I wonder if this means the book was printed on recycled paper? It definitely has a stiffer feel and has really held up (despite the missing cover) so well!