Wasn't it fun to wake up today and find that Google
had celebrated Roger Hargreaves and the Mr Men?
Better still, that they keep changing the pictures...all
16 of them!
I don't have a full set of these books but it prompted me
to fetch them from my bookcase and remind myself
of these funny little characters!
Did you have a fave?
I remember that my daughter loved Mr Bump!
This was going to be a book blog post anyway and so moving on...
I found this one recently in the Oxfam bookshop, in town:
I'm quite a fan of the older Puffin books so was delighted
to also find this too:
Other faves of mine are these old Shell guides.
I happened to find this one in 'This'n That',Totnes.
With such beautiful illustrations,
the Shell guides were excellent, I think.
But my best little 'find' has to be this...even though I already had
one or two on my bookshelf!
I found a boxed set...
Once upon a time, there was a little girl.
She had a father and a mother and a Grandpa and a Grandma
and an Uncle and an Aunty; and they all lived together
in a nice white cottage with a thatched roof.
This was one of my favourite sets of books, when I was a little girl.
I'd read them over and over again.
So simple... and what an escape!
How I longed for that sort of innocent, country childhood!
Joyce Lancaster Brisley wrote and illustrated these books,
which were first printed in 1925.
The family meal!
A simple childhood full of simple pleasures.
This is how I feel that childhood should be!
Quaint... but at the same time growing up to appreciate the
beauty of the world around us.
Doing all the things which gave such enormous fun.
Learning..and loving life...
Come on, smile!
Bank Holiday fun!
Oh yes, Millicent Margaret Amanda...
you had the most fabulous childhood...
a childhood with all the right values , that's for sure!
Simply a joy!
Have you acquired any good books just lately?
If so...do tell!!
Hope everyone has a good week ;-) x