Thursday, July 26, 2007

Changes, Changes

Changes, Changes
by Pat Hutchins/ published 1977 by The Macmillan Company


This is fairly famous book from the seventies, still in print I believe with Simon & Schuster. I had this one when I was wee and it still confounds me as much today as it did back then. It's a story in pictures of two little wooden doll type figures who set forth a series of events and objects using colorful wooden blocks. There is a bizarre fire and a flood, but if ever a book was forged out of the imagination, this would be it.

Her books have a look that is pretty iconic of that time period, making them super retro finds if you can get hold of some vintage copies. This one is in library binding, stamped 1979 for purchase by the librarian.

5 comments:

Ben Kleinman said...

How can I be the first to post... it seems so unfair. But I was told to keep 'playing' so I will :-). This book looks great -- as if it might inspire some playtime with toys (although hopefully it won't be too inspirational!).

Brooke said...

This is a great book. I think Morton Schindel did an animated film of it back in the day. And for the music they used all wooden instruments. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

smalltownfun.squarespace.com said...

I think Brooke should win just for adding that great back story.

ladydisdain said...

Ooooh...what a great giveaway. LOVE this book.

Andrea said...

what great illustrations - love the smoke. My husband was alot quicker than I was figuring out what those dolls were up to - I thought they were burning the blocks...oops. Hoping our daughter takes after him.

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