Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vintage Kid's: Art Seiden Rules.



Gather round kiddies! It's time to read a story with Aunty Alex [cue applaus and laugh track]. This week we have the brilliant Art Seiden and a book called, Never Pat a Bear: A Book About Signs. This little story has everything I love about vintage kid's books: a slightly wacky story and colorful amazing illustrations. I especially love how kid's are dressed in books from the 60s and 70s. They're always wearing something fun. Ever noticed that kid's are wearing in today's book? Probably not, because most are dressed in very innocuous Gap-like duds. Take a gander at this fun story!












Never Pat a Bear, A Little Golden Book.
Written by Mabel Watts
Illustrated by Art Seiden, 1971

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14 comments:

  1. soo cute - "never rub your eyes except with your elbows" - Iol

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  2. I love golden books so much it hurts.

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  3. I heart storytime tuesdays and your eye for vintage illustrations. And those signs! "Never pat a bear until it is a rug". Quirky funny.

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  4. love the typography as well as the illustrations!

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  5. Oh this book is a TREASURE! I need one pronto. The jellybean illustration? gah!

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  6. Oh my gosh I love these illustrations.

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  7. oh so cute!! i must say, the little golden book script logo was my first typeface crush hehe

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  8. Just found your blog through a friend. So fun! Looking forward to following:)
    I LOVE these illustrations. I loving finding vintage books for my son.

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  9. O-my-gudnessss! Love the illustrations of this book.

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  10. I have a serious weakness for vintage children's books. They are yummy in my tummy. :) Thanks for visiting me today! I am medium about yellow actually, truly depends on the shade. I didn't know we were both n the Bay Area! :)

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  11. i love your blog. . . your style. . .have a good one

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  12. You know I love your blog and have now featured it on mine. x

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  13. 先告訴自己希望成為什麼樣的人,然後一步一步實踐必要的步驟。........................................

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  14. Can someone please explain how you rub your elbows with your eyes.... that is going to bug me all day now lol.

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