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Bookworm
Follow a trail of discoveries from the past fashions of picture books.

Goodnight, Goodnight

Following on from New Blue Shoes, this month I’m looking at another of Eve Rice’s picture books: Goodnight, Goodnight, first published in 1980. The gist Unsurprisingly, the book is about everyone in a city saying goodnight and getting ready to go to bed. Men, women, babies, children, pets, shops, firemen and policemen are all pleasantly saying goodnight to each other…

New Blue Shoes

Next up in the Bookworm series, we follow on from Old Hat New Hat, with another book about shopping – New Blue Shoes by Eve Rice. The gist Rebecca goes shopping for a new pair of shoes. Much like the shop assistants in Old Hat, New Hat, the salesman brings Rebecca multiple pairs to try. But Rebecca knows exactly what…

Old Hat New Hat

Next up in the Bookworm series, we follow on from Grandmother Lucy and Her Hats, with Old Hat New Hat, by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The Gist Bear needs a new hat. He tries on every hat in the shop and leaves with the one he had on. The End. I had totally forgotten about this book until I rediscovered…

grandmother lucy and her hats

Grandmother Lucy and Her Hats

The bookworm is a series of posts following a trail of vintage picture books, linking them by author, title, subject, or whatever else takes my fancy. Following on from Natasha’s New Doll, the next stop in our Bookworm trail is also illustrated by Frank Francis: Grandmother Lucy and Her Hats by Joyce Wood. The gist This is a sweet, sweet…

Natasha's New Doll

Natasha’s New Doll

The bookworm is a series of posts following a trail of vintage picture books, linking them by author, title, subject, or whatever else takes my fancy. We start the bookworm trail with a book plucked completely at random from my shelves: Natasha’s New Doll by Frank Francis. I first came across this book just a few years ago, so it…