Friday, September 24, 2010

Update Friday: Seven Uncles Come to Dinner

This Update Friday, I wanted to look back on a book that has, oddly enough, risen to the top of my son's favorite pile again and again and again. Trust me, if I wasn't planning on hording all of his books in my attic when he no longer cares, THIS is the book that he'd be logging onto What's That Book years from now asking... "Um, it has a black and white and pink cover and I think it was about France and there was a cat and a string bag and lots of food, can anyone help me out?"

For nearly three years my son has loved this book and over dozens and dozens and dozens of readings, he still gets tickled. Maybe it's the fact that it documents one mistake after another. Maybe it's because they visit the Bird Market in Paris (as in the fab Rosalie)... maybe it's the fact that there's so much love and caring in this title and that everyone ends up fat and happy in the end. Who knows. What ever the reason, I'm reintroducing you to one that is definitely in my son's top five all-time favorites, Seven Uncles Come to Dinner. Here it is in all its glory, updated from my original post in the spring of 2008 with all new scans!

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10 comments:

M. said...

Thank you for posting this — i had never heard of it! And I live right near that Bird Market, too...

vigilceo said...

Ooo......this one looks really good, so I just snatched a copy from ebay for only $5.99. I can't wait to read it!

ShawnMHardy said...

Thank you for all the wonderful books you've posted here. I was born in 1961 and there are so many of these I had forgotten about. I have been going back in your archives hoping to find a few that I have forgotten titles of, and also, a wonderful book, which I believe is called "Rex" about a boy who thinks he's a dog. I've searched high and low for years. Maybe I'll find them here one day. Cheers!

Burgin Streetman said...

Try whatsthatbook.com... the folks on that forum are really awesome and usually come up with something!

Foxglove Spires said...

I love these old beautiful books, the way they are written and the illustrations. I have just come across your wonderful blog and have had a wonderful journey around, thank you.

I love they way you write about the books and this once sounds in lovely, it must be good if your son keeps returning to it!!

Now I have found your wonderful blog I will make sure to join. Have a beautiful day. xxx

Kimberly said...

Okay, I, too, just purchased a copy of this book after reading your post. I started following your blog after the original post, so I'm glad you revisited this one. With a daughter starting a French immersion program at the local elementary school, this looks like a great book to add to our home collection. Thanks for introducing us to it!

brezinka said...

A wealth of killer illustration here! Beautiful stuff.

Katie said...

I tracked down a copy of this book based on your first review - and blogged about here http://tiny.cc/xs3pj Love, love, love it too!

Katie said...

I tracked down a copy of this book based on your first review and blogged about it here, http://weheartbooks.com/2009/05/29/borrowed-and-thrifted-seven-uncles-come-to-dinner/
Love, love, love it!

umber sleeping said...

I've been to your site plenty of times in the last 2 years! I've "accidentally" stumbled on it by being a BIG collector of vintage images! I'm not a blogger and my only purpose on the internet is to search for vintage images and manage my etsy store. I think it's just great how I've been "called" back to your site so many times, it really is a great collection that you have!!

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