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written by margaret hillert
illustrated by sid jordan
published 1973 by the follett publishing company
its been ages since i did a vintage book post, so let’s get back to it with a vengeance! BAM! take a look at this psychedelic beauty gifted to me by the generous and glamorous deb
little puff is lonely, so it jumps the tracks in search of someone who will hang out with it. the farm animals are not impressed.
little puff causes traffic chaos in the town, and gets ticketed by the policeman.
so little puff heads off into the zoo…
the children call for little puff to take them for rides, and at last little puff has found a place to belong.
i think it goes without saying, that this is the best train that has ever existed! thanks deb, and thank you sid jordan for these fabulous illustrations.
check out some of the fun stuff you may have missed six months ago!
we took a look at the fab illustrations in friday street fantasy record/book
drool over the amazing colorful artwork of anne laddon
i started my own supper club!
decorate! pilgrim showed you three rooms inspired by my alphabet series print Z
and while i was in japan, i showed you the stamps my grandma collected on her worldwide adventures in the 60s & 70s!
book shopping in tokyo: take that concept in. yes, it was very good and by day one of our trip i was well on my way to a potential excess baggage fee. the bookstore in the basement of the parco department store was heaven, and all of the books i want to show you today came from there. i could have come away with many, many more because the range, and the quality was amazing. but i’m not at all disappointed by what i brought home…
the book provides one tip per day for a 3 and a half month path to cheerfulness. and how could you not be cheerful at suggestions like inventing your own toilet choreography, jumping in a bouncy castle, and my #1 tip – “be your favorite piece of pie”.
was this for my son? no. no it wasn’t. i’ll just put it on the shelf next to my “worst mother ever” trophy.
…i mean, sure, he can look at it – while wearing cotton gloves. when he’s 19.
inside the back of the book is a collection of stickers to be used in the various activities through the book. and if you know of a kiddo who would definitely appreciate this book, then you should get it for them because its filled with fabulous alain grée illustrations. and probably a fun way to learn french!
so, i have NO idea what this is all about. but its PACKED with adorableness. anyone? leave a comment and enlighten me. it seems to be the inspiration files of a couple of designers – but i could be way off. its full of deers, and pandas so lets all look at some pandas!!
in amongst all the shopping and eating we found ourselves with a ‘spare’ day towards the end of our trip – and disneyland just a short train ride away. what to do? we went to disneyland of course!! we got rained on, we queued for ages, we walked our feet to the bone (no seriously, i got the worst mega-blister ever – i think i could see bone).
i was interested to compare tokyo disneyland to the original disneyland in california, and it was largely the same – but different. it was bizarro world disneyland, where just about everything has a slight twist (the haunted mansion takes on a whole new threatening tone when the voice over is in intelligible japanese)! one of the best ‘twists’ though was the ‘small world’ ride. the ride itself was the same, but the exterior and the ‘load in’ were different – might i go so far as to say… better? take a virtual tour through the queuing area and admire the mary blair-inspired murals that set the tone for ‘the happiest cruise’ that ever sailed…
who isn’t guilty of judging/buying books by their covers? not i that for sure! and i would buy aaaaall of these solely on their good looks.
ps: who agrees with me that the fugitive pigeon looks like it could be the sequel to Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! noooo! we TOLD you not to let him drive! and now he’s on the lam!
i received some very happy surprise mail yesterday: the gorgeous alex fulton gifted me this spectacularly groovy board book & 45 record! ‘friday street fantasy’ was published by paul hamlyn,sydney, 1969. aside from the party-in-an-ornamental-photo-lettering-catalog cover up there, its full of fab illustrations. and mysterious music…
…unfortunately a small person i know jammed up our record player and so i haven’t heard the record yet. but for now, the illustrations:
this is the town of Friday Street (yes. a town called street. ask bruce woodley). it was full of sad children until one day…
and now everyone in town sings and plays and has fun! aaahh pink and orange town!! i want to live there!
the next song ‘little one’ is a lullaby (i assume from the lyrics …ahem, naughty record player breaking child). i like the dancing doll marionette!
this is little miss sorrow. her balloons are just beautiful, so i hope she’s not sad for long.
in the back cover we meet bruce, singer and songwriter and member of the seekers (a famous australia folk group from the 60s). apparently he was 26 when he made this album!
thank you again alex, i will treasure this book!
i’m so excited to show you a non-embargoed, extra colorful completed job i recently had the pleasure of working on. what do you think of the critters i created for 3 ring circus vintage? heather approached me to create a new identity for her fabulicious etsy store and well, how could i resist? heather, her store, her desire for vintage circus style: all very irresistible.
we agreed one of the great things about vintage circus ephemera was the cheap out-of-register printing, so i created the illustrations as though i was a human CMYK printer… all the while making those annoying clunky noises dot matrix printers did. because i’m very sophisticated and mature. don’t worry, i’ll record myself and you can download it as a ringtone.
make sure to stop by and shop 3 ring circus vintage, and tell ‘em pilgrim sent you! if you’re interested in engaging my graphic design or illustrating services please contact me drawpilgrim at gmail dot com.