Wednesday 2 May 2012
Well Loved Books
Along with our selection of hand-me-down toys, both Hugh and I have quite a few books lovingly kept by our parents from our childhood.
The Quangle Wangle's Hat is one of Hugh's old books. The Edward Lear poem is illustrated by Helen Oxenbury - probably now most famous for her illustrations of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. Her (much earlier) style here is so different... but I love it.
I'm quite tempted to scan and frame some of these spreads.
Henry is not a great reader (yet...) but he's starting to show more interest. Coco has slightly dubious taste sometimes; when I let her choose her own books from the library I do sometimes find myself yawning while reading - never a good thing. Most of the time though I do love looking at books with her and revisiting some of my old favourites and I'm excited about the years to come. I found an old copy of Charlotte's Web the other day and we've got all the Roald Dahl books to get through.
Bring it on!