Wednesday, April 20, 2011

never judge a book by its cover

It's true!  Otherwise you might miss out on this....

or this








and the cover that I saw at the op shop minus the 50 cent price tag...


I vintage books

The illustrator is Barbara Cooney and with a bit of internet research I was able to find out that she won the Caldecott Medal twice and in her acceptance speech in 1959 she said...

I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting. … It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand. “…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp.” So should a child’s. For myself, I will never talk down to—or draw down to—children.”

5 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Fantastic!

BigLittle said...

Beautiful illustrations - what a find!

Rebma said...

awesome! I love vintage children's books! :)

glitz said...

That's absolutely beautiful, Lyndy. Well done for finding both the book and the quote.

Jen said...

Those are gorgeous illustrations & I absolutely love the quote.