Friday, November 25, 2011

Lil' Vintage Story Books #6

 Welcome again to Lil' Vintage Story Books, where we share our favorite vintage children's books!

In honor of Thanksgiving, my submission this week is "My Thank You Book", written by Wanda Hayes, illustrated by Frances Hook, and published in 1964.

 It's such a sweet book, featuring little stories/prayers about different things for which to be thankful.

 I like how the poems aren't just generic prayers, but they tell little stories that the kids can relate to.

 Love his new coat!

 In my house, toys are the first thing on the kids' list when asked what they're thankful for.  At least Mom and Dad fall somewhere on their list as well!

I love how something we take for granted, like arms, is in the book- it's so hard to teach kids how lucky we really are in this life, and this kind of narrative helps!
 I love rain, too!

 Aw, her Raggedy Ann doll is so sweet!

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Sugarpetite said...

Such a sweet book! When I was little, we had a children's Bible story book illustrated by Frances her artwork!

My Vintage Mending said...

This is absolutely darling. How I wish we had more of these today. I love the sketching in the drawings. It is always so impressive how many words they used to put on a page. Smiles...Renee

magie said...

A very sweet book indeed. I just love the illustration with the little boy holding hands with his Mom and Dad!

ingrid said...

What a perfect book for Thanksgiving week. I remember quite a few books from my childhood with a similar style of illustration. I remember even trying to imitate it in my own drawings while I was in primary school.

Jennifer Wilson said...

what a sweet book and so appropriate for this time of year!