CAT 22 C Modern Picture Books 1920+

Modern picture books 1920 and beyond, includes play books etc.
17466 Sleepy ABC Brown illus Slobodkina

Sleepy ABC.

A lovely book with wonderful deep colours. The text from each letter is repeated on a page at the end and makes a touching goodnight poem.

$165.00

 

19447 Big Red Man O'War by C. W. Anderson.

Big Red.

The story of Man o' War, in retirement when this book was written, and his children and grandchildren. A lovely copy of this book, with a nice dustjacket of fragile wartime paper that is becoming hard to find in this condition

$65.00

 

21437 Playtime Whitman2932 Mallet ill

Playtime.

Cute details in these paintings of round faced children, somewhat like Chloe Preston's children but without that wild self-confidence. In view of the mouths and the three upright eyelashes, these paintings are almost certainly by Beatrice Fox Mallet, an English artist who married the French humorist artist Herve Mallet in 1919. Little stories on each page in attractive calligraphy tell of the children's daily occupations: reading, gardening, blowing bubbles.

$225.00

 

The Family Under the Moon.

The Family Under the Moon.

The loving thoughts of a family of three generations under the moonlight, with soft, poetic watercolour illustrations in dark blues, blacks, and pale yellows.

$42.00

 

Piccolo's Prank, written and illustrated by Leo Politi.

Piccolo's Prank.

The organ grinder and his monkey must go up and down Angel's Flight every day. But one day Piccolo climbs under the cable car! Politi preserved a much loved section of Los Angeles through these paintings of the Bunker Hill houses.

$110.00

 

29338 Speckledy Hen by Uttley, ill Tempest.

The Speckledy Hen.

The Speckledy Hen went off on her own to lay her eggs, but soon the Fox is watching over her hiding place. How to distract him? Fuzzypeg, now a real "scollard", reads him the story of the Fox and the Grapes while the hen sneaks back to the farmyard with her chicks. "She was very tough, that Speckledy Hen," said the fox.

$32.00

 

The Knot Squirrel Tied by Uttley, illus Tempest

The Knot Squirrel Tied.

Rat's behaviour was so insupportable that squirrel tied a knot in his tail that would never come out. How Rat learns to work and becomes an artist.

$28.00

 

21610 Tikki Tikki Tembo by Mosel, illus Lent.

Tikki Tikki Tembo.

Can second son Chang recite his elder brother's long name and get help for him as he sits in the bottom of the well? A retold Chinese legend telling how the people came to give their oldest son's shorter names. Imaginative line and wash illustrations of mountains drawing from Chinese scrolls. Note: This book has been SOLD.

$110.00

 

21608 The Great Blueness by Lobel.

The Great Blueness.

From the Great Blackness (or black and whiteness) the Magician introduces the primary colours into the world, one by one. Each brings delight to the populace but eventual problems... until the pots overflow... A very simple and interesting story for young children with no technical terms.

$65.00

 

21597 Coucou la Goutte by Terré

Coucou la Goutte/Plays her Part in the War.

"Captain Hélene Terré is the Commandant of the Voluntaires Françaises of the Free French Forces. She herself has experienced the bitterness of seeing her country over-run by the Germans and has been supported by the knowledge that she is helping to keep the flame of freedom burning. Something of this is reflected in Coucou's life. She is a little black French girl, who, after an adventurous escape from France succeeds in joining the Free French and carrying out a dangerous job which brings glory to her and success to her cause." (flap) A straightforward morale-building wartime story in French and English, illustrated simply with bright colours, about a brave and patriotic young girl. (La goutte is her drop of French blood, interesting in view of present conditions.) NOTE: This book has been sold.

$40.00

 

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