Posts Tagged ‘classic kidlit’

I just discovered the delightful blog Vintage Kid’s Books My Kid Loves (again, thanks to Esme Codell) and fallen head-over-heels in love with it.  Brief, enthusastic reviews of picture books found at yard sales, thrift shops, and anywhere else fun old tales lurk are accompanied by small, well-chosen samples of illustration.  Like so:


Best of all?  “Scribbler” has already included a review of The Crows of Pearblossom, the infamous Aldous Huxley/Barbara Cooney collaboration that justly earns the title of “the freakiest kid’s book of all time.”

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Animator Michael Sporn has been featuring a series of posts about illustrator Eric LeCain. Right now he has some purr-iffic images of Mr. Mistoffelees from T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. They’re simply meows-ville, darling:

Mr. Mistoffelees


See more here. Thanks to A Blog of Bosh for the link.

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