I can fly!

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Aug 30 2012
I Can Fly Golden Book

I love children’s books… more specifically, I love the illustrators behind children’s books…

I feature children’s books often on my blog. Beatrix Potter, Jill Barklem’s Brambly Hedge, George Mendoza’s A House by Mouse

Now I add another delightful book: The Golden Book‘s I Can Fly!

I Can Fly Golden Book

I Can Fly Golden Book

First published in 1951, it features the most darling of illustrations. This is a reprint, bought brand new maybe 2 years ago for Hannah but the illustrations have not been altered since 1951.

I Can Fly Golden Book

I Can Fly Golden Book

I read this to Hannah tonight and was again enchanted by the sweet illustrations. I am keen to purchase another copy just so I can frame my favourite pages to adorn Hannah’s room :)

Disney-honoured illustrator Mary Blair teamed up with writer Ruth Krauss to produce pages like this:

I Can Fly Golden Book

I Can Fly Golden Book

I Can Fly Golden Book

I Can Fly Golden Book

I Can Fly Golden Book

I Can Fly Golden Book

I Can Fly Golden Book

I Can Fly Golden Book

Of course, a quick browse online and I find someone else’s already done it with the very same book! This is Very Important chose simple light-wood frames for her pages.

Framed <i>I can fly</i> pages, via This is Very Important

Framed I can fly pages, via This is Very Important

There are some really beautiful Golden Books around and I must admit, I’m a sucker for them. Me, in my mid-thirties… I think I now derive more pleasure from them than my little six year old, who thinks they’re too young for her!

What’s your favourite Golden Book?

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