CAT 22 C Modern Picture Books 1920+

Modern picture books 1920 and beyond, includes play books etc.
19631 Ilenka by Kingman, illus Arnold Bare.


A lovely copy of this beautiful book, whose deco style pictures pull a book that deals with farms and factories into a whole. "Ilenka Feodorovna had everything in Russia to make her happy" but she didn't know what she wanted to grow up to be. A dream of Russia, probably written and illustrated during the last days of World War Two. NOTE: This book has been sold.



20090 The Little Elephant by Williamson illus Hader.

Little Elephant.

A charming little book! Told in the first person by the little elephant, whose life revolves around his great mother. With expressive pictures on every page above the short text; four coloured pictures, incl. frontis.
Note: This book has been sold.



21517 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Lionni.

Little Blue and Little Yellow.

Lionni's first book for children, created for his own grandchildren, when he was a well established artist and designer. Told with few words, little torn paper dots become friends.



21371 Hattie, the Backstage Bat by Freeman.

Hattie The Backstage Bat.

Hattie has agreed to stay out of sight so as not to frighten the actors, but she can't resist giving a little advice to the Batman. And a star is born!



20213 Many Happy Returns by Helps.

Many Happy Returns.

Widow Pintips gives a last minute party for her birthday, and though all the little animals mean well, they don't arrive with presents in hand. Dear little pictures in bright, deep colours. Note: This book has been sold.



21180 The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up by Goudey, illust Adams.

The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up.

"...And then,/ We saw what we had never seen before./a small bright edge of sun/ come up above the hill." A little boy and his sister view the sunrise, 'scientific facts for very young children.'. Caldecott Honor.



20252 Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins by Hedderwick.

Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins.

Katie rather enjoys the antics of her five Big Boy Cousins, until they go just a little too far. Another romp on the fictional Isle of Struay, ending with a starlight feast.



21464 Who Will Comfort Toffle? by Jansson.

Who Will Comfort Toffle?

Quite an astounding book by artist/Moominwriter Tove Jansson, with beautiful colours filling the entire page with Moominness.



19812 The Sleeping Beauty by Perrault, illus Hoffmann.

The Sleeping Beauty.

The busy life of the castle and its long sleep under the hedge of thorns are beautifully rendered. Note: This book has been sold.



21064 Do you have the Time, Lydia by Ness.

Do You Have the Time, Lydia.

Lydia rushes around leaving things half done but her little brother hopes against hope that she will finish his lobster trap race car for the big race. The prize is a dog!



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