Monday, March 9, 2009

Great Monday Give: Too Many Mittens

Good morn. Gonna be 83 today... Texas spring has arrived. That said, today's Great Monday Give has nothing to do with the current weather in San Antonio. It is, however, a super special book that if you don't already have, you should... Too Many Mittens by Florence and Louis Slobodkin. It's a very good vintage hardcopy, and all you have to do to be entered to win is comment on this post between now and midnight ~ Sunday ~ March 15.

As for last week's give, let's hear it for porkchop... who is building a collection for her adorable baby girl. Congrats and send me your info to webe(at)soon(dot)com, and I'll send out your copy of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish faster than you can say Scrambled Eggs Super-dee-Dooper-dee-Booper Special de luxe a-la-Peter T. Hooper! Later gators.

66 comments:

KiwiAtHeart said...

Another great book. We don't own this book, so it would be a great addition to our children's collection.

Shauna said...

Ooh, I would love to have this for my little Lucy!

Mommy said...

We're still in a deep freeze here in Ottawa, Ontario so we'll be in mittens for a while yet. Winning this book would be a real pick-me-up!

Carm said...

It may be warm in Texas, but we've got a blizzard warning for tomorrow. Sheesh. And I JUST put away all my winter gear... I guess I was hopeful... I need a few "mittens" too! Love to own this book.. it would be a great addition to my collection.

Celeste said...

I love Louis Slobodkin!

Bernadette Uzcategui said...

I think I have read this one before! I wish I were back in San Antonio...we got something like 8 inches of snow up here in Philadelphia! Great find!

Ali said...

Our family would really love this book. We'll cross our fingers and toes. Thanks again for such a great offering.

jbca623 said...

love this book! i remember it well

jenny said...

Would love to see this book. Thanks!

maria said...

These illustrations look great!

Janet said...

We would love to have this book! :) Thank you!

aly said...

We've got more snow today in Massachusetts, too. I'm ready for no mittens.

Chantel said...

Three inches of snow and counting! Would love this for my Max--he wears sock for mittens, as they tend to stay on better at his age (13 mos). Thanks!

Megan said...

We're missing snow here in Arizona...

Wafna said...

Too Many Mittens to wear with The Hundred Dresses! I always associate Slobodkin with Eleanor Estes.

Esme Raji Codell said...

Hey, I'll throw my mitten in the ring. Louis Slobodkin, after all!

jal said...

I think that I had this book, but I definitely remember reading all of Louis Slobodkin's series "The Spaceship Under the Apple Tree". It may have been the first "science fiction" that I read, and it turned me into a life-long SF fan.

whitethoughts said...

Oh! Thank you so much for reminding me about this wonderful book! Here in Green Bay it is hard to imagine having too many mittens!

Anonymous said...

Don't have this one yet, but love the artwork. Love the site!

chdorr said...

I just saw your site via a post on boingboing.net with the book Let's Grow a Garden on it. My friend Davida recently showed me her old copy to read to our sons. I have been LOVING the instant waves of memory as I'm looking for kids books for my sons and stumbling across all these long lost favorites, like Giant John, Small Pig (two of my favorite Arnold Lobel titles), the Gus the ghost stories by Jane Thayer...and the list goes on.

So I freaked when I saw Too Many Mittens on the top of your page on my first visit!! I used to have that as a kid and loved it! Unfortunately almost of my old books didn't survive to my adulthood. I would be thrilled to win this copy, but at least I am newly reacquainted with it! Can't wait to pore over you blog more!

Anonymous said...

I'd love a chance to add this book to my collection...thank you! :-) Lise

Steve said...

I loved this book! I had forgotten about Slobodkin but will definitely seek her stuff out the next time I'm at the library with my 2 year old daughter.

I'm so glad I found this blog. Thanks boingboing!

Martin said...

Oh wow - just discovered your blog via BoingBoing - what a simply delightful idea for a blog. Love it - brings back wonderful memories.

Of course, it would be fantastic to win Too Many Mittens:)

Amy said...

I just found this blog via BoingBoing. I love it! And thanks for the shot at the book to add to my Piper's collection.

Paula said...

This would be great to read to my little man while he's still the age to think mittens are GREAT! Childhood is too short...

treehugger30032 said...

Mittens in many colors, mittens in many sizes - make a mitten tree!

scribbler said...

too many mittens and many moons... one and the same.

http://www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com/2008/02/many-moons.html

Georgie said...

My favorite ones so far are the Syd Hoff ones I grew up with. So far my baby is too young for them, but I hope she acquires my love of vintage books. Thanks for the chance to win!

ntrpe said...

No postage necessary, NCSA!

victoria thorne said...

Congratulations, THRILLED to see you on boingboing!

Absolutely wonderful, and well-deserved...so very happy!

tb said...

Another bounce from BoingBoing. Looks like a great idea for a blog, now that I've got a little one at home.

Lisa said...

Ooh I remember this book as a kid. I would love to read it to my daughter Wednesday

K2nSF said...

Oh my gosh, I remember this book. I loved it, too!

Saints and Spinners said...

I'm surprised I've not come across this one yet. I will see if my library has it. How lovely that you have vintage book giveaways. My favorite picturebook is one that is out of print, and very hard to find: Zigger Beans,by Diane Redfield Massie. Do you know it?

My husband sent me a link to your blog, and that is how I found it. Now, it's time to check out your Etsy link....

mj said...

That's one I haven't yet read. Looks good, and we are going to have mitten weather here for a while still...

Beca said...

i would love this book! thanks!

Megan said...

I love Slobodkin, and I love your blog! What a great idea.

Kim said...

I love your site and have been searching for books everywhere now! It is still cold here...so I would love to win this one.

rachel said...

oh please oh please! this book is wonderful and my kids will love!

Edi said...

Just by looking at the cover I can tell it's a book I'd like :)

Around Xmas I was looking a long time for some red woolen mittens for the kids - found one pair on Etsy...made the other pair :) Just wanted the kids to have red woolen mittens like in "The Little House on the Prairie" story I always loved.

Debbie Diesen said...

I just discovered this blog (via today's Shelf Awareness) and what a wonderful blog it is! I'll be visiting often.

I'd completely forgotten about the book Too Many Mittens - but seeing the cover brought it all back in an instant. What a delightful book!

Greta said...

I came across your blog when someone sent me the link. I shall enjoy taking my time and reading all your blog entires and others' comments. I also started collecting vintage children's books when my children were born. I grew up overseas, so I am a great fan of the British author Enid Blyton, and the Ladybird books series for younger readers. My children are in 1st grade in school in NY and love these books now almost as much as I did.

taylor said...

What a wonderful blog! I've been collecting children's books for my future children for about a year now, (I'm still pretty young and as of yet, unmarried, but it's such a fun hobby!) and I have always been attracted to the reprints of old books. Now I think I'll focus more on vintage books. Thanks for the great posts!

Joy said...

Wow! What a great book! I'd love to be entered. thanks!

scribbler said...

Taylor... that's where I was when I started. Blowing $15 to $25 dollars a pop on new copies of classics... then I found Why I Built the Boogle House at a used bookstore and something clicked...

once you get hooked on the search, you never go back! though I do buy him new books for holidays just so he doesn't end up with a libarry full of books inscribed to other kids! he has to have some that are all his own.

Leigh said...

I love vintage children's books and collect them for my daughter! Just found your blog via boing boing (my husband read about your blog there actually).

Leigh said...

PS. It made me think of one of my favorites called The Mitten! You can see it here: http://foundnowhome.blogspot.com/search?q=the+mitten

anita said...

I went to the Victoria and Albert museum yesterday and saw a book 'Sparkle and spin', and by googling it i found your website - thanks for all the hints abt fab old books, have already ordered the 'man who lost his head' one. i live in london...is that too far for your book give-away? i recently bought a whole heap of old children's books that the local library was throwing away, thinking i'd cut them up for cards and posters, etc. but i simply can't now that i have begun reading them - they are too good! Do you know Brian Wildsmith - amazing illustrations. Looking forward to keeping up w your blog...

typographica said...

This was one of my favorites when I was a little boy, and I'd love to share it with my daughter (who turns 1 on the 30th of this month).

MapGirl said...
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MapGirl said...

Got here via boingboing... what a great find! I'm so glad people like you are posting about cool stuff like this.

ans said...

My son would love this book! Thanks!

Chris said...

I just discovered your site from BoingBoing, and I love it!

“Too Many Mittens” would be a great addition to my son’s collection. I don’t think I’ve read that one, but I remember “Many Moons” fondly from my childhood.

I’ve got my fingers crossed.

Chris

Claire said...

I'd love to have this book! I miss the snow and love to share pictures of it with my son, who has never seen it in real life.
Fingers crossed!
Claire

Monica said...

i live in TX too! my girls have never seen snow much less needed mittens so this would be a great addiion to their library!

Schizzinosa said...

Fantastic blog you have!!! I have another book of this serie by Slobodkin: MR. SPINDLES AND THE SPIDERS. Me and my children adore it, also because text is by Andrew Packard who is a close friend of us and used to live next door here in Neaples. The story reflects Andrew's love for animal (he is a zoologist, studing octopus behavour) and his respect for every kind of life... that's why he kept our terrace like a jungle! Cover of the book here: http://cat37.pagebooks.net/page11.html
Ciao, Simo

MJ said...

I teach kindergarten. I'd love this. I collect vinatage books too!

tiff said...

love the illustrations

Tracysweetangl said...

GREAT BOOK! WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS! THANK!

Brimful Curiosities said...

I've visited your blog a couple times previously and enjoy it very much. My blog is partially named for a vintage book, "The Brimful Book." I haven't read "Too Many Mittens" but that is certainly something that we have a problem with here!

KristinaLL said...

omg. I had this book as a child! I totally forgot about it until I saw this pic on your blog. Even if I don't win, I will have to go find a copy for myself!

Tanya Bishai said...

As a fellow Texan (but misplaced in New York City) I am so very jealous to hear that spring has sprung--I do miss the lone star state. However, giving this book to my son for his 1st birthday would be a joy as he and I wrestled with keeping "too many mittens" on his little fingers this winter.

silverhartgirl said...

i have never read this book but it looks cute

Anne-Marie said...

What a lovely book! It would be great to add it to our collection.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog, comments, and book by Louis Slobodkin. Please visit our fan site at: www.slobodkin.org to learn much more about this book and many others, along with lots of other info about Mr. Slobodkin.

Carol

Anonymous said...

Hello again! Just want to say that our Slobodkin website is up and running again, now at a new address: slobodkin.net

And if you check us out there and write to me, I may have an extra book or two I can send you! :-)

Carol

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