I have recently found a love for vintage children's books. I guess I've always loved them, it's just that when I loved them as a child, they weren't vintage yet! I can't get enough of the vibrant colors and illustrations. There's also something about knowing that these were read to little ones as bedtime stories, or to learn about the world for the first time. And the smell! who doesn't love the smell of old books?! Takes me back to the library as a child, and I LOVED the library!
Pictured above is my collection so far.
Bottom left: one of my favorite finds, From Snails to Whales by Laura Nelson Baker from 1970. I love the simple yellow cover with the snail illustration by John Pimlott. (I'm sure this inspired the snail pillow from the last post.)
Bottom Center and Right: Another favorite, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. I'm not sure of the publication date on this one, but I LOVE the cover design and inside publisher illustrations. There are also some great line drawings by Henry C. Pitz throughout the pages. I've never read this classic, so I might just have to curl up with this one sometime!