Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Read All About It!

We haven't really looked at any books recently have we? Not with the plates and the shop (speaking of which there are some new things in there right now) and all the epic thrifting keeping me busy. But rest assured, I'm still buying piles of them, and I keep finding them heaped up in every room in the house. We need more shelves.

So, here are a few beautiful images from books we're into right now.

The Little Green Steamroller From Tales of Magic and Make Believe, published by Rainbow Books, 1974.



Elephant and dog-riding children from Pear-Shaped Hill by Irving A Leitner, illustrated by Bernice Myers.





Arrows and exuberant colour from Gravity Is A Mystery by Franklin M Branley, illustrated by Don Madden, published by A and C Black Ltd, 1971.





All sweetness from Good Morning by Dick Bruna, published by Methuen, 1983. I just can't stop loving Dick Bruna.





Groovy patterns from Shape, published by MacDonald Educational, 1970.



I'm pretty crazy about this book right now, as you might imagine.

10 comments:

Natalie said...

Love those illustrations - especially the crayon elephant!

sweetsweetlife said...

LOVE 'em! Especailly "Gravity is a Mystery" with the pink and gold planet. Soooo 70s!!!!...for the longest time, having grown up in the 70s, I was not interested in the design/colors/aesthetic. But now, I love it! Nostalgia...

conversationpieces said...

Loving the elephant pics – your book posts are always so fab :)

Laura said...

I love the circus picture. There is something about it that is just so magical.

read me... said...

WOW... what great illustrations!!! I need to get out and find me some beautiful old books...

Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

See, Dick Bruna will never age, will he? Love Groovy Patterns - fab find! xx

mieke willems said...

oh beautiful books! all of them!

Ruthi said...

I looooove vintage/retro illustrations!!!

Especially Charley Harper's work...oh man...

Alisa said...

Fun!

Dee Beale said...

Some great finds, really like these bottom 2.