Tigerlilly Quinn: We like to read 01

Friday, 28 September 2012

We like to read 01

I thought it might be fun to photograph some of Wilf's books. We have a fair few baby and kids books (99% c/o my parents) my parents are BIG on books and after five children have stacked up a fair amount. As I was the first to give them a grandchild and my elder brother (with my adorable little 9 week old niece) is between moving houses at the moment I have so far inherited them all (score!) Here are a few of my favorite baby books featuring animals, I love the African style illustrations of the top Striped Zebra (Wild Animals) by Hannah Giffard. My mum is South African and the lines and shapes remind me of some of the posters and illustrations she had up in our house when I was a young child. The second book by Blackie Press, 'My Pets' is so eighties I love it, I never really thought about an eighties way to photograph animals but this book is it, again something about the photography is very nostalgic. The third is by lucy cousins I'm a big fan of Lucy's artwork (she did Maisy Mouse also) how cute is that hamster? You might notice all these books are written on, this is something my mum did when my brother Madog was a baby. Next to each animal is the name for the animal in Welsh. Guinea Pig in Welsh is Mochyn Cwta which is one of my favorite Welsh words. Second is Pili Pala which means Butterfly. What are your favorite animal baby books? Any illustrators I should check out? I am thinking about making this a feature (as we have well over 100 books here..not that I am intending to photographing them all..just my favorites) I hope you like it xo

5 comments:

abigailemily said...

Love these! And the writing on the side is the best, my friend is welsh (and its her first language) and pili pala is her favourite word!

We have collected a few amazing old books from charity shops with some great illustrations!

I don't know if you've heard of her, but I heard that Sarah dyer is a pretty awesome children's book illustrator...!

X

Sarah said...

I use to have a boyfriend that was welsh andI seemed to remember I liked the word for squirrel....

Anyway I digress, nice books. Stanley has been OBSESSED with this book.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Book-Pictures-Words/dp/1877467871/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348830539&sr=1-5
He always goes for it. It's not mine, but I'll let him off as it is beautiful.

Sarah said...

@abigail,
hahahaha I've only just read your comment. you are too kind!

fritha strickland said...

@sarah yes! That's a good one too! Wiwer (pronounced like wee wah!) will have to check that book out! X

fritha strickland said...

@abi you should take pics of some of yours! I love vintage illustrations! x

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