Tigerlilly Quinn: We like to read

Monday, 29 July 2013

We like to read


Happy Birthday Sam by Pat Hutchins

I love the simplicity to Pat Hutchins books, and the consistent striking colour palette too. Her books on Sam however are not my favourite by her, have you ever read 'Rosie's Walk' ? It really is the most beautiful book. I love vintage children's book illustrations, and I love that this was published in the seventies and forty years later is still being read and loved.

Can't wait to see what books you are reading this fortnight!
p.s doesn't two weeks just fly by??






15 comments:

Kelly Rae said...

I absolutely love Rosie's Walk but I think I'm more glued to the illustrations than the storyline.

Rachel Adnyana said...

Oh, this is the same author that did "Don't forget the bacon" right? I loved that book! Rosie's walk looks familiar too. I love this blog series, we're due to get some new books so I get some great ideas. I love that you have such a great collection of books from your own childhood. My mother was a nursery school teacher so most of the books we had as kids she took into school and only kept a few. I'm desperate for a copy of "I want to see the moon" - do you have that one? It's out of print and was very expensive on amazon but I just looked again and there are some used copies up for very cheap now so I'm going to snap it up!
I've not contributed to this for a while, I'll try to get my post up later today :)

fritha strickland said...

me too! x

fritha strickland said...

oh gaa I just left a reeeally long reply here and my internet cut out and lost it, pah! She is! Thanks so much for your lovely comment, we have been really lucky with all the hand-me-downs which is a real benefit of being one of 5 and a mum who will hunt down the best books in all charity shops!


I've never heard of 'I want to see the moon' but am about to look it up now! Can't wait to see your post xxx

Anna said...

Love the vintage look of that! reminds me of the books I used to read as a kid!

Jenni said...

I had this as a child, I think it waa probably my brothers before it was mine as he was born in the 70s. I always thought the colours were totally bonkers. Love it!

Rachel Adnyana said...

Hate it when that happens! How about "The elephant and the bad baby"? I keep remembering books I need to get for my kids now! I just posted mine up :) Your linky thing isn't asking for thumbnails anymore! I didn't noticed anyone else had posted because there were no pics :p

fritha strickland said...

they are aren't they! It shouldn't work but it does! x

fritha strickland said...

yes something about that yellow and brown I think is so nostalgic! x

fritha strickland said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that book! Thank you so much for reminding me, I might choose it for next fortnight unless you do :) yes its annoying it will only let me use text links instead of pics (unless I pay) sorry about that but do link up! x

Lucy said...

Oooh, just found your book linky after you favourited my "What We're Reading" post on twitter.
This book looks really familiar. I can't remember where, but I definitely read this book as a child, I think my Gran might have had it. x

Rachel Adnyana said...

I haven't got a copy of it for my kids yet so feel free to do it next fortnight and spread the book love :p Oh I didn't realise you had to pay to have thumbnails in the links, bummer!

fritha strickland said...

will do thanks, we have very similar taste :) x

fritha strickland said...

yes I meant to go over and leave a proper comment on yours (where does the time go??) it's so lovely reading other people's posts on what they read. Right off to read yours now if Wilf can give me a min! xx

Cariemay said...

There's something so lovely about vintage illustrations, there so often utterly timeless, although there's a very seventies vibe about this little guy!

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