Thursday, 16 April 2009
Lovely Puffins and Other Things
A restrained offering after the heady and dizzying heights of the Easter weekend. A few vintage Puffin paperbacks for when Iris is (much) older, but I figure it's better to be prepared, eh?
I've never read Stig of The Dump. Until I do, I'll definitely be enjoying the cover, the illustrations are by Edward Ardizzone.
Stig of The Dump by Clive King, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Published 1963.
This was one of my favourite childhood books, it's so funny and heart-warming. And this copy has the reassuringly weathered feel of a book that has been read over and over again.
Danny, Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Jill Bennett. Published 1975.
And actually, they're not all for the future, Tell Me A Story has a nice mix of stories, verse and finger rhymes. Not to mentioned the sweetest, most charming drawings, I'm almost tempted to curl up with it now...
Tell Me A Story - A Collection for The Under-Fives, selected by Eileen Colwell, illustrated by Judith Bledsoe, published in 1962.
And a Picture Puffin for right now, The Rain Puddle. It's illustrated by Roger Duvoisin who wrote The Happy Lion series, which are also wonderful.
The Rain Puddle by Adelaide Holl, pictures by Roger Duvoisin, published 1965.
The cherry tree on our road is just starting to break out in the most fantastic pink pom-pom blossom - look!
And, lastly, on another frivolous and joyful note, look at these ice cream cones, filled with ice-cream-scented (strawberry, chocolate, mint and vanilla) bubbles. Amazing, and they actually all smell delicious. I'm not sure who loves them more, Iris or me...
We're off to London for the weekend, got tickets to see Bat for Lashes tomorrow, so I'll be back with exciting tales next week. Happy weekend!