Last week I got this book in the mail - it is one I've 'needed' for my collection of books illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. Hansel and Gretel!
So I had to get my other books out to document. The collections:
(That one on the right was a fairly recent Ross or TJ Maxx score - it's a thick book, I was pleased with it, but I think the 'retouching' of the illustrations... isn't as nice).
Oh, Baby Dear. My fave hands down. Oh wait, except for My Goodnight Book?
The Little Book is adorable.
And I pulled this photo from my Christmas books post, since they're packed away with the winter stuff.
I love how she drew cheeks and lips. And the fact that my babies had CHEEKS... just makes these books more enjoyable.
There are certain 'moments' that I remember from each of these books, some from when I was little, some from reading them to my own kids.
The little watering can (and washing the dog!).
'Slapping' the ham, cheese and butter sandwiches together (also hanging doll clothes out to dry).
That little dress/tights/braid.
When I was little I wanted to be friends with that girl on the right with the red hair.
Oh, this room is amazing. I used to want a window seat SO badly!
I think I can still recite 'My Goodnight Book' - it was a favorite of my daughter's. (Also someone recently pulled out 'Hippos Go Berserk' and Aaron and I can both recite that one, ha!)
So I flipped through the Hansel and Gretel book looking for a 'moment' I remembered. I think it's the built in beds. How amazing!
These are the kind of illustrations you can pore over. And they're so nostalgic for me! I think the ones I remember most fondly are these, Calvin and Hobbes, and Shel Silverstein books. How about you?