Thursday, March 20, 2008

Day four: Vintage Children's Illustrations


Wow, this blogging every day thing is HARD!!! Lucky it's only for a week (or my house would be in a shambles!!!).

Continuing the meme run by Pip from Meet Me at Mikes, here is another cracker from my childhood. Oh how I loved this one!


It is a story that came with a little record, with beautiful music from the opera "Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck! If only I had a record player!!!!! Anyway, the story is put out by Walt Disney Productions, and I'm afraid I have no author or illustrator for you. But how could I resist showing these pictures.


I'm starting to see a bit of a theme to the kids of illustrations I am drawn to (excuse the pun!) - simple bright retro looking illustrations, with beautiful clothes a must! I also don't know when this was published, but it does say it was copyrighted in 1967. Given that I received it when I was very young I think I can safely say it is VERY pre-1980!!!

7 comments:

ingrid said...

I had quite a few of these record books when I was a child. I have no idea what happened to them but my mil recently gave me some that belonged to Mr Big when he was a child.

The illustrations in this one are lovely. I couldnt agree more about their lovely simplicity being the drawcard, as well as the cute clothes!

Cass said...

I have some of these record books from when I was a child and that I have picked up at fetes and op shops over the years. I love them, luckily I have a record player and in fact we played Pinnochio over breakfast yesterday.

AnastasiaC said...

ohhh i have this one too - an op shop find for 20cents
love the illustrations!!!

Bird Bath said...

These are lovely...the bold colours/shapes make a great impact. Would be nice to hear the orchestra backdrop while leafing through the pages. Have you heard of the website that have such children's classics to download? try to google kiddierecords.

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes said...

Wow... look how pointy everyone is! I haven't seen this book before - thank you so much for showing it to everyone! Loving the pipe and axe and squirrels and pointy noses and witchy chins!

Lily and Agathe said...

oh i love this ..

Net said...

The miserable cow and donkey are hilarious! What a great book!