Friday, February 24, 2012

Lil' Vintage Story Books #18

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

 Today's book is such a sweet, simple story.  My kids love it and I love it.  It's called "How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together".  It's written by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers and illustrated by Brinton Turkle, published in 1965.

  It's about a bear named Joe who meets a mouse named Sam.

They begin comparing all their likes and dislikes.  (By the way, isn't this illustration of the houses just magnificent?  I love it!)

 But they can't seem to find anything in common...

 Every time they think they've found a mutual interest, they end up having opposing views.

  Poor Sam and Joe...

 ...until....they both head towards the ice cream store and realize that they BOTH like ALL kinds of ice cream!

 They're so happy that they can still be friends!

Hooray! Yummm!

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Kim K. said...

What a cute book. Such a fun story with splendid illustrations. How fantastic that they both like ice cream.

MissShapes said...

Oh my goodness! I have this book! We love it...I just read it to Cohen last night. Another one of these books where I just love the lesson it teaches!

My Vintage Mending said...

Corey this is so cute. Bears in buffalo check. Imagination is too fun. I am knee deep in my daughters fifth grade farewell memory book and only half way through. Sorry for the absence. I will be back next week. Smiles...Renee