Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vintage Kid's Books: Black and White and Yellow

So this week I have something a little different. I usually am drawn to the really colorful, whimsical illustrations in vintage children's books. A while back while thrifting I stumbled upon this charming little story and fell in love. The drawings are pretty wonderful and while sparse, I love the combination of simple line black line art and the little punches of yellow. I'm sure this was done because it was cheaper to print as a two-color dealie....but look how full of life these little drawings are!

Story by sara asheron
Illustrations by susan perl
Wonder Books Easy Reader, 1962

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  1. The page of cats (grey/black/white) is just adorable. So many of my favourite books are One/two/three colour books (Dr Seuss!)

  2. Oh my god this is so sweet ~ gasp ~ !!

  3. What a deeply wonderful trip down memory lane! I'm a child of the 80s, but had this incredibly cute book as a child. Wow, I haven't thought about this charming story in years, thank you so much for the lovely reminder! :)

    Wishing you a beautiful day!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. What is the title of this book?