CAT 22 C Modern Picture Books 1920+

Modern picture books 1920 and beyond, includes play books etc.
19730 William's Shadow by Austin.

William's Shadow.

William's friends go to elaborate ends to keep him from getting up and seeing his shadow on Ground Hog day. (William prefers to think of himself as a woodchuck).



Harriet and the Promised Land by Jacob Lawrence.

Harriet and the Promised Land.

Magnificent paintings taken from Jacob Lawrence's Harriet Tubman series, 1939-1940, and accompanied by spare, chilling, and triumphant verse. An important book for children. An association copy: this volume formerly belonged to the artist Wolfgang M. Otto, whose African version of the Last Supper is well known. See several photos of this copy on oldchildrensbooks com. NOTE: This book has been sold.



One, Two, Three with Ant and Bee by Angela Banner

One, Two, Three with Ant and Bee: a counting story.

Ant and all the contents of the shopping basket fall out of the sky and Ant hurts his head. A long boring time in bed follows and Ant's friends, Kind Dog and the ladybugs, bring him things to play with. Then the king heard that ant was sad in bed, so he sent lots of stuff to count.



When the Circus Comes to Town Whitman late 20's early 30's

When the Circus Comes to Town.

A very stylish panorama with distinctive colouration and line, well constructed. A workman pastes circus sign on a billboard as children watch, then we see the attractions of the circus, one by one. Unattributed artist.



17186 Adventure at Mont-Saint-Michel by Napoli.

Adventure at Mont-Saint-Michel.

Little Centauree longs to follow the sea and find out where it goes, but when she does, the threatening sea swirls around her. An atmospheric book with the figures rendered very expressively in big blocks of colour, blues and browns and olive greens. Note: This book has been SOLD



The Horse Who Had His Picture in the Paper.McGinley,/Helen Stone, ill Lippincott

The Horse Who Had His Picture in the Paper.

When Brownie, the fancy NY police horse who has had his picture in the paper, moves into the stall next to Joey's, Joey begins to wish for fame. If Joey could have his picture in the paper, his owner could afford new shoes for his six children. After a string of funny adventures, he achieves his heart's desire. Lively, stylish, though not particularly equestrian, drawings illustrate this sweet tale. A new story about Joey, "The Horse Who Lived Upstairs" by the same author/artist team.



Doctor Dolittle's Look-Inside Book. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp (1968)

Doctor Dolittle's Look-Inside Book.

A curiosity with a photo of Rex Harrison on giraffe on the cover and two little books written by Vivian Bennet, Animal Scrapbook and Sea Adventure, slipped into slots on the right hand board page. When opened, the cut out sails become a window through which the chimpanzees may gaze.



16434 CountryBunny by Heyward.

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.

The Country Bunny trains each of her twenty-one children to take pride in helping with the family home. Even though the gentlemen bunnies scoff, and even though the way is hard, she is still able to achieve the job of Easter Bunny. A classic.



16450 I'll Be You and You Be Me by Krauss, ill Sendak.

I'll Be You, and You Be Me.

A sample page.. 25 tiny drawings: I used to love monkeys more but now I love horses/just my one ear is a monkey's now and the rest of me is a horse/I can sleep standing up because horses do _/but I can still live in a tree or hang by my tail.



16737 Wee Gillis by Leaf, illus Lawson.

Wee Gillis

Wee Gillis learns how to stay very still from his highland relatives and to yell very loud from his lowland relatives. But when he plays a stranger's bagpipe, he knows how he himself will live. Behind the comedy, Leaf addresses a question central to older children. Caldecott Honor.



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