Posts Tagged ‘psychedelic’
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.
take a pinch or floral, a dash of psychedelia, and a large helping of tangerine and you’ve got the ingredients for one bitchen’ retro kitchen. crazy carousel wallpaper and ceramic dinner bell essential!
i’m pretty sure i need a band called ‘the candy colored menagerie’ now.
i hope these groovy critters start your week off with all the sparkle of a new bag of sherbert!
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!
In love pool eyes float feathers
after the stuggle the hopes burst
and shot joy all through the mind.
Sorrow more distant then a star
multi-color run down over your body
then the liquid passing all into all.
Love is hot,