Monday, February 18, 2008


Went up to visit the in-laws yesterday - A's mum has a garage AND bungalow filled with a whole lotta STUFF. A lot of furniture, and a lot of boxes full of, well, STUFF. And outta that STUFF, there are some definite treasures, like these beauties which were unearthed to be enjoyed again.

There was some nostalgia (I loved Richard Scarry's books as a kid, particularly the 'Lowly Worm' character - i would look for him on every page) and some elation when I discovered the wonderful Mulga Bill's Bicycle by AB Paterson and illustrated by Kilmeny & Deboarh Niland. This book has fantastic page design and really fun engaging illustrations. I'm definitely going to be poring over this!

and there are some fun aussie classics in there too like Blinky Bill and the Muddle-headed wombat. I've been trying to think of what were my other favourite books as a child. I absolutely looooved Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice. What were yours?

ps. it looks like i may have some exciting news to share with you very soon...... stay tuned!


Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for sharing these books. Those are great illustrations. You have news??!! How wonderful Kim! I cant wait to hear them!! Yay! :o)

Chickengirl said...

Oh, lucky you! Richard Scarry is one of my favorites too.

Can't wait to hear the good news too :-)

Ellis Nadler said...

very interesting