this vintage children’s book comes from my lovely friend peta pledger who was kind enough to share her amazing stash of vintage treasures with me. over the next few months i’ll be showing you some of the gems from her collections, and of course continuing sharing my own favorites.
having a little kid of my own has honed my appreciation for counting and alphabet books. previously i thought they were a bit meh, but now i adore the simplicity of a good ABC or 123 book. i’m a connoisseur of pre-school readers!
what immediately attracted me to this very simple book is the great type and colors. its all so bold and bright, and the icing on the cake is the fact that every page is slightly off-register, meaning the pages moved about during printing so the cyan, magenta, yellow and black don’t line up and you get that trippy kind of 3D effect.
dig the groovy chairs and bells. yeah, so there is no story, and obviously i have a lot less to tell you about this book, so feel free to skim my inane chattering!
how many dollies can you see? and how many dollies come alive at night and eat your precious eye jellies? that’s right! five!
i want all of those mugs. all of them. come into my kitchen, mugs, and i will look after you.
these houses are so cute! if only my neighborhood was filled with houses this colorful. we rent, but i don’t think our owner would mind if we decided to paint the exterior vivid lilac, hot pink and lime green, do you think?
i just love these big chunky numbers! there was a house in our street that had a big number seven in this ‘playbill’ kind of style, and i kept forgetting to take a photo of it until last month… but they’ve replaced the fence and the number is gone!! so let that be a lesson to ye. fascinating story, non?