I originally started a sentence for this post, hoping it will grow into a paragraph and into a longer blog post. But you know, I could not think of a better way to present these three adorable old illustrated children’s books I bought from La Belle Aurore Bookshop, except in photos and some details to accompany them. They’re fantastic, aren’t they?
Enid Blyton’s The Night The Toys Had A Party is illustrated by Sue Pearson. It is produced by Templar Publishing Company Ltd. Text copyright (1945) by Enid Blyton. Illustrations and design copyright (1989) by Templar Publishing Company Ltd. What it is about: Ben was a very sad bear. None of the other toys would speak to him because he had tried to take their candy and cake. But all he was trying to do was plan a surprise party.
Snapping Turtle’s All Wrong Day by Peggy Parish and pictures by John E. Johnson. Published by Simon and Schuster. Text copyright (1970) by Peggy Parish. Illustrations copyright (1970) by John E. Johnson. What it is about: Snapping Turtle wants to get a special present for Mama Indian but his efforts turn into accidents or disasters. Will he ever get a present for Mama Indian?
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. Published by Puffin Books. Copyright (1939) by Ludwig Bemelmans. What it is about: It’s Madeline! What do you expect? (Chuckles).
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Literary Gems is a new element at Simple Clockwork, featuring books I have bought from La Belle Aurore Bookshop or wanted to buy there or should be read. These books could range from classics to romance to children’s books. The bookshop is located at Hernan Cortes, Mandaue City, Cebu.
- Nancy -