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Childrens picture story books

Post by mavisbramston » 01 Apr 2019, 10:15

What are some of your favourite picture story books?
The very hungry caterpillar
Truck on the tracks
When the wind changed
Willy the wimp

Coles picture books. Quite quirky now but it mus e in eve,ryones collection.

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Post by mavisbramston » 01 Apr 2019, 10:19

Of course forgreat fun the very naughty


The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business


Kids love it.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 01 Apr 2019, 13:48

They sound intriguing, Mavis. I'm familiar with only the Very Hungry Caterpillar, most of my children's books were mainly words, not so many picture story books 70-80 years ago. Some of my grandchildren's books come to mind, but titles escape my memory! 8-[
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Post by mavisbramston » 05 Apr 2019, 13:22

Dream did you read Coles funny picture books. Not PC now but I still laugh at Snoops spanking machine

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Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Apr 2019, 16:11

The books I remember from my childhood include Grimm's Fairy Tales, Milly Molly Mandy, Just William, A.A.Milne's Christopher Robin books, Ida Rentoule-Outhwaite's Australian Fairies, Seven Little Australians, Little Black Princess, We of the Never-never, Alice in Wonderland, and more that don't come immediately to mind. With petrol rationing we got to town only once a month, and brought back a large case of library books for the whole family, mainly adults, and as we all read each other's books I had a fair diet of 'who dunnits' as I approached adolescence. :lol:
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Post by Trishia » 26 Apr 2019, 09:29

When I was 10 years old, a friend of my Mothers, gave me a book called "Rondell the Fair"
It was about a beautiful girl who was completely BLIND.
I was fascinated!
It's so long ago now, that I can't remember the whole story.

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Post by Teddy » 26 Apr 2019, 13:59

Wind in the Willows, a favourite one

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Post by godfather » 26 Apr 2019, 18:29

Wow, you guys are stretching the friendship by going back to childhood stories.
During my first 6 yrs there weren't any childhood books but tales from the Grimm's brothers were very popular.
Later on we heard about the Anderson brothers stories and eventually we saw some Disney tales.
I do remember getting the Kipling story book "The Jungle Book" for my birthday in 1949.
After that "Max and Morris" the stories about two naughty boys were very "eye opening"!

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Post by Dreamweaver » 26 Apr 2019, 20:45

I had to google Max and Morris, so here it is, a trip back to your childhood, GF. :icon_biggrin: https://books.google.com.au/books/about ... &q&f=false

It brought to mind for me The Katzenjammer Kids - and when I googled them I read this! -
The Katzenjammer Kids are based on "Max und Moritz," similarly mischievous young boys created by artist Wilhelm Busch in Germany. Max und Moritz had been popular in their homeland for more than 30 years before the Americanized version first appeared in William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal Sunday supplement.
https://www.yodaslair.com/dumboozle/kat ... tzdex.html
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Post by lynny » 27 Apr 2019, 07:29

What a horrible pair DW :eek
They definitely wouldn't pass the PC test now. Those poor chickens!!!

All I had was Enid Blyton and Peter Rabbit but the illustrations were beautiful.
I also had an most wonderful book about flower fairies and the seasons which I adored and the illustrations in that were truly magnificent. I always wanted to be the bluebell fairy. O:)

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Post by Dreamweaver » 27 Apr 2019, 10:26

Might have been Ida Rentoule-Outhwaite's one I called Australian Fairies, Lynny? I don't think that was its actual name. "Elves and Fairies"? It was a beautiful book. Have a look here to see if you recognise it. :icon_biggrin: https://www.google.com/search?q=Ida+Ren ... e&ie=UTF-8

She had many books published - https://www.uow.edu.au/~morgan/outhwaite.htm - from before WWI until she died in 1960, with many re-prints and books using her work right up to 2010. I wonder if I might try and buy in a collection! . . . Probably not. :lol:
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Post by Warrigal » 27 Apr 2019, 11:35

Does anyone remember Dot and the Kangaroo?
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Post by Teddy » 27 Apr 2019, 11:37

Lewis Carroll ?

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Post by lynny » 27 Apr 2019, 15:26

Dreamweaver wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 10:26
Might have been Ida Rentoule-Outhwaite's one I called Australian Fairies, Lynny?
This was late 40s in England DW so no, none of her books. They were lovely weren't they.

Actually, like you said, few childrens books had illustrations back then. I always remember the weekly comics though especially the Beano and Dandy. As comic strip stories they were really well drawn.

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Post by Perrorist » 27 Apr 2019, 16:58

Arthur Mee's Children's Encyclopaedia. All of Enid Blyton, Just William, Biggles, Grimm's and Anderson's Fairy Tales, Rudyard Kipling, Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, RL Stevenson... I was never out of the library.

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