- By the grace of Used Book Providence, there were two brand-new Richard Scarry hardcovers at the bookstore: Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever and Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy Town. Both still have their price tags from Children's Book World and appear to be unread. Both my husband and I made our parents read various Richard Scarry books a billion times over, so it's wonderful to have these in the house for Jackson. Hopefully he'll take to them as much as we did. (Turnabout is fair play!) P.S. Did you know that in 1963 Richard Scarry illustrated an edition of the fables of La Fontaine?
- Plus: Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book; the full version of Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (the abridged board book is one of our absolute faves); a Little Golden Book called The Little Red Caboose that on one hand is delightfully illustrated by Tibor Gergley and on the other hand contains a problematic 1950s-era politically incorrect page of generic Native Americans cavorting in fairly stereotypical ways (ugh, but then again, I forgave Mary Ann Hoberman for her fake "Mohee" Indians so...); Father Bear Comes Home, one of the Little Bear easy readers (written by Else Holmelund Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak); a board edition of Eric Carle's Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?; DK Lift-the-Flap Things That Go (we are all about trucks right now); Museum Shapes (love it and want to collect the others: Museum ABC, Museum 123, Museum Colors); the Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, written by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood; a Bright and Early Book I hadn't seen before called Wings on Things by Marc Brown (I'm living with the anti-honeybee propaganda for now but it irks!); a cute animal board book called I Love My Daddy Because...; and a lovely lyrical sounds-of-the-seasons book published in the UK called Listen, Listen, written by Phillis Gershator, illustrated by Allison Jay.)
Friday, August 12, 2011
Today's Treasures from the Used Bookstore: Best Richard Scarry Day Ever!
Today was a lot of shopping after being out of town visiting relatives earlier in the week. Trader Joe's (we were out of Joe's O's, gasp!), Costco (diapers, wipes, toilet paper, and I indulged in the My First Bob Books boxed set for $10) and of course the used bookstore. (Jackson fell asleep in the carseat somewhere between the bookstore and Costco, so I just parked under a Costco tree, rolled the windows down and joined him for some good sleepin'!)