Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Children's Books

A quick stop at a thrift store this morning where I found this delightful book.  I have a collection of children's books, some that are quite old, others new, but each one "speaks to me" in some way. It may be the illustrations ( think Jan Brett ), or, in the case of this one it is the adorable note cards and letters that are 
found in the page-sized envelopes.

 This envelope contains a Christmas card for Baby Bear and brother from Goldilocks and sister.
Love the picture of Santa's Workshop on Baby Bear's card

 The envelope addressed to Miss R. Hood contains the Wolf Spotter's Guide, Xmas Edition Special.

Useful Tips: 1) Avoid the woods, straw houses and the company of little pigs.
2) Stick to the path.

There's a card for Mr. H. Dumpty in Cock Robin Memorial Hospital, The Gingerbread Boy, even Mr. Wolf himself.  This book is a great addition to my collection. I'll definitely be reading this one to the littler grandchildren come December.

                                                            Happy Reading,
                                                                        Granny Marigold


  1. What a treasure to stumble upon! Yes, Happy Reading.

  2. I love it! I have a copy of The Jolly Christmas Postman too, as well as "The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters" and "The Jolly Pocket Postman", both also by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. You don't have to be a child to get caught up in the anticipation of opening those envelopes. Flowers, teddy bears, tea cups, and children's books....couldn't be a better combination! Makes me think of the book "Good Night, Garden Gnome" by Jamichael Henterly - a wordless book featuring a garden gnome that is a guest at a teddy bear's tea party in a garden in the daytime and later rescues a forgotten teddy bear and returns it to its owner. Not as quaintly illustrated as the Ahlberg book but it opens up a realm of possibilities just looking around at the garden, making me wonder if we are blissfully unaware of multi-layered adventures happening among the foxgloves and delphiniums while we see only the tedium of weeding!