Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vintage Children's Books

No date in this one, but I'm guessing it's from the 30's. If anyone knows please feel free to let me know.

The little Black Sambo illustrations are bright and cheerful. I know this is a story you don't see much anymore. I love the illustrations of this bright eyed little boy.

The colors are so pure and beautiful in the illustrations.

Never seen this version of Little Red before but it's very cute. I was able to pick this up for $5 at Goodwill. Did you know that some thrift stores carry antique items for a little more money? This book was originally $29. However the nice book girl marked it down. I think she saw how excited I was about all the art. She even went as far as to bring me a few other unique books that I ended up buying. Don't get that kind of customer service very often anymore.

I about died when I found this 1957 "A Child's Garden of Verses" illustrated by one of my all time favorite artists, Gyo Fujikawa. I grew up with her beautifully illustrated children's books. It's so beautiful.

The inside cover.

How cute is this?

Look at her two page spreads.....

I think this one is my favorite.

I love this one too, heck I love them all. Do any of you enjoy vintage children's books as much as I do?


It' an Evolution said...

I so love childrens books...they evoke such great memories and feelings.

Jo James said...

What great finds!!
I love them too, and have been know to buy one for myself upon ocassion, now that the kids are too old for such things.

Elissa said...

these books are INCREDIBLE! i am obsessed with old books. have a VERY old "little black sambo" myself. my favorite is my "i can fly" golden book with mary blair pics!