I've been procrastinating...
truly its not in my nature to do so
but in this case it seemed to work out quite well
I've been wanting, planning, and yes putting off
sharing my vintage children's book collection.
But now that I am drawing I'm finding my nose
who knows where, and quite itchy
from too much old dust and sadly some mildew too
As my very very big dream is to one day illustrate a children's book myself
I can think of nothing I love more than rummaging through beautifully illustrated book
of whimsical places, dastardly ordeals, and sweet happy endings...
well in the case of Larry the Lizard
NOT so happy!
Perhaps the best part of this book is the special insert
it seems this book was a special gift to some little girl...
The Legend of Larry the Lizard was written and illustrated by
Peter and Jeanne Meinke and published in 1968
"The legend of Larry the Lizard
is champion, super, and wizard;
it will cause you to sigh,
to laugh, and to cry,
and give you a pain in the gizzard."
It's a lovely lyrical book about the importance of not getting too big a head,
for poor Larry just did not know when to go to bed.
(hehe I rhymed!)
I really love the organic quality of Jeanne's illustrations
simplicity at its finest
I would love to share a book or two each week if you all are interested.
I'm pulling them off my shelf one by one
and it's not to much to make a scan or two or three
Hope you are all having a lovely week so far...
Our airstream will be finished at the paint shop later this week
and I'm hopping to have pictures by the end of the month :)
I'm so excited. We have weekend trips planned for the first 3 weekends in July
I can't wait to share our adventures of the road with you all!
P.S. Yours truly is a featured seller on Lollishops at the moment
along with my dear friend Evelyn