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Chicka Chicka abc

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Chicka Chicka abc

by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault

Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

1989

Today’s Throwback Thursday Picture Book is one of my favorite little board books. This was the first book I received as a baby gift when my son was born. We read this little ABC rhyme book over and over and it seemed quite the perfect first book for my little Florida baby. We’ve never been in short supply of coconut trees down here in the sunshine state.

This is our book, faded and lovingly worn around the edges, first read with my son and then again with my little girl.

Chicka chicka

 

The best part about celebrating Chicka Chicka abc today is I have Lois Ehlert’s new book, The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life reserved and waiting for me to pick up at Barnes & Noble.

Julie Danielson of the impossibly wonderful blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, shares an interview with Lois Ehlert over at Book Page. You may just end up going to get a copy too after you read the interview.

 

What was your baby’s first book?

 

 

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ABC Book

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A late night Throwback Thursday in Picture Books –My sweet girl was sick today. And even though I had more down time with her home than I usually do, I find it very hard to multitask when my sweethearts are sick. She’s feeling better and I’m a happy mom.

So, here’s my third book from the puppet photo illustrated series in my collection. I found this one with the lenticular card still on the cover! The ABC BOOK doesn’t give a copyright date or the names of the artists, only that the copyright is by Rose Art Studios. The book is so similar in style to the other books it seems as if the artists would have to be Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata –the size of the book, photo illustrations, and the lenticular 3-D card on the cover all match the Puppet Storybooks.

My Tiny 3-D Book Series  A • B • C   Book

Playmore Inc., Publishers

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BackCover

Other books in My Tiny 3-D Book Series:

  • 1. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • 2. The Frog Prince
  • 3. Three Little Kittens
  • 4. Cinderella
  • 5. Jack and the Beanstalk
  • 6. Hansel and Gretel
  • 7. Snow White
  • 8. Thumbelina
  • 9. ABC Book
  • 10. Tell Me What Time It Is!
  • 11. Counting Little Indians
  • 12. Little Red Riding Hood
  • 13. Mother Goose
  • 14. The Three Little Pigs

 

 

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Little Friends

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Little Friends

Storytime Pals Series

1971/1982 Illustrations by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata

LittleFriends Cover 1

Another fun book featuring some of my favorite things  –A board book and with photo illustrations. Although Little Friends is quite different from the cute photo board book The Farm. Little Friends is illustrated with puppet figures on a set, not photographs of real animals. I love the little created imaginary worlds. It reminds me a lot of my daughter’s play.

I found this book illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata and a few other of their books at various thrift stores.

I was shocked when I typed in the names of the illustrators and couldn’t find out anything about the them. We live in a time of  information ease, just do a quick search online and pages of information are right there waiting. The pages I found weren’t about the illustrators, but their many books. Maybe that’s enough though. Maybe that’s all the information they really wanted to leave behind, their work for others to enjoy. Together they have illustrated a great number of children’s books, all in the same signature style of photographed puppets. 

I have a few more of their titles in my collection of vintage children’s books. I’ll share them with you over the next 4 weeks.

LittleFriends spread