Friday, January 06, 2012

Lil' Vintage Story Books #11


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


Today's book is such a fun one to look through.  It's called "The Happy Book", written by Josephine van Dolzen Pease and illustrated by Esther Friend, published in 1942.  It's all about teaching children good manners and proper etiquette in the 40's.  I really hope the photos are large enough that you can read the text, because that's the funnest part!

Parents, make sure you cut on that dotted line before little Jimmy gets a hold of the book!

 The illustrations are so sweet!

 Hmmm, looks like some kids I know...!


 Awww, pony rides!!


 Don't you wish there was a cure for the "gimmies"??

This one is funny, I think.  I'd better hold onto this story for Miss Avery- she's a thumb-sucker!


The reason I thought to show this book this week was because I used one of its illustrations in a piece of art on Thursday.  I'll show that piece in a few days, but here are some past works with snippets from this book as well!

 Mother and Father, as well as the two boys are from this book...

 Both sweet little girl illustrations from it as well...

 The puppies, and the upside-down boy (Noah!)...

Another sweet little girl illustration...

And another Mother and Father, as well as another little girl illustration...





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8 comments:

Kim K. said...

I'm glad to be participating again. Your selection this week is just fantastic. I love the images and the reminders about good manners and proper etiquette...right down to the proper tied hairbows!

Happy Friday!

My Vintage Mending said...

Words to live by...Horace! Can you just imagine sitting next to a boy named that? I love it. Oh how I miss these sweet little books. Beautiful art work Corey. Thanks again for hosting I will be back this afternoon...smiles...Renee

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this sweet book...looks very familiar! I see a dollhouse in one of the illustrations...we have a theme going! Enjoy your day and thanks for hosting such a happy party! ♥♥♥

Daniele Valois said...

oh I so enjoy seeing journal pages! Are you still working on these books? I love your arcs! You have such a unique style...I adore it!

I may have to paint with arcs tonight!

ingrid said...

How sweet. I love all the little rhymes - I think Timothy Tate lives at my house!
And you have incorporated the illustrations so beautifully into your art work. Your pieces are always so sweet and whimsical.

Jennifer Wilson said...

what a great book with darling illustrations!

very merry vintage style said...

I'm a children's book collector too.. so glad I found your blog. I'll be back again!
Mary

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