Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gyo Fujikawa Board Books

Hellooooo!  I have really neglected my poor blog terribly lately.  I have 3 adorable board books illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa today - Can You Count? , Sleepy Time, and Let's Play.  It's hard to decide what's cuter - Gyo's illustrations of animals, or children.  Things here are busy as usual with my own children - my oldest daughter recently turned 8 and my youngest is about to turn 1 so I've been drowning in party planning.  My middle daughter started pre-school this fall and has really been enjoying it.  And my oldest started taking violin lessons - she wants to learn fiddle style and to play like Natalie McMaster. :) We had a fun Halloween - Keira dressed up as Venus, the goddess of love and happiness, Tegan was Lightning McQueen (from the movie Cars) and Brielle was SuperGirl.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

2 Big Golden Books

2 gorgeous Big Golden books for you today, illustrated by Garth Williams and Feodor Rojankovsky.  Both of these books were published in the early 1950's.  I especially like the horse picture.  When I was growing up my grandparents had Arabian horses.  I read all kinds of horse books and now my 7 year old is starting to do the same. We're getting ready for back-to-school here this weekend.  It has been a nice summer.  A lot cooler here than the previous few summers.  My oldest is starting grade 3 and my 3 year old will be going to preschool a few mornings a week.  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Eloise Wilkin - Baby Listens and Mother Goose

More gorgeous illustrations from Eloise Wilkin for you today- Baby Listens, and Mother Goose.  My own baby is doing well - she is 9 months old now.  She is full of smiles and wiggles. Teething like crazy but nothing has come through yet. She really seems to like people and new faces. And my beautiful big girls are 7 and 3.  We're having a nice summer together - it goes by so fast as always. These days my oldest daughter is into Lego, Minecraft, reading, drawing, and learning about horses.  My middle daughter is into Lightning McQueen/Cars, the Fresh Beat Band, swimming lessons, and Play-Doh.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Busy Busy World of Richard Scarry

I found The Busy Busy World of Richard Scarry at the library recently - what a cool book!  
The pictures I've included here are of books of Scarry's that I had not seen before.  As many of you know, Richard Scarry's work is very extensive!  I really wish I could buy some vintage Busytown toys - they have a lot of cute stuff on Etsy and Ebay - but it is always so expensive when you include the shipping costs.  Isn't it so fun to see the covers of Richard Scarry's books in other languages?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Vintage Comic Book - Marvel Special Edition - Star Wars

A first for my blog - a vintage comic book!  This one is my husband's- from 1978!  He was and is a big Star Wars fan. He was a big comic book fan too and still has a lot of his comic books. I never saw the Star Wars movies as a kid but I do remember watching the tv cartoon spin-off called Droids - watch the clip here.  I also love this clip of C3PO and R2D2 visiting Sesame Street.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Disney's Robin Hood

Happy Blog-i-versary to me!  This month makes 2 years of blogging!  I love writing this blog and sharing fun things with my readers!
Disney's version of Robin Hood is one of my favourite childhood movies.  So when I saw this book-on-tape at a book sale a few weeks ago I snapped it up.  (Don't get in my way when I'm at a used book sale, man.  I'm on a mission!  Haha!)  I saw that Robin Hood is on Netflix now so I want to watch it soon with my daughters.  It's such a cute movie and the songs are catchy.  Recently my 7 year old and I were talking about something or other and it came up that she didn't know what a cassette tape is.  She thought it was a VHS tape (probably should be impressed she even knows what that is!).  But then when I showed her a cassette tape later she did remember seeing one before.  Wow, I guess they are archaic now!  I remember as a kid I would listen to books on tape on my headphones as I was lying in bed before going to sleep.  Or when I got a bit older I would listen to songs that were taped off the radio.  Remember trying to quickly tape a song off the radio when it came on?  You would sit there and listen until it came on just so you could hear your favourite?