Friday, December 10, 2010

Update Friday: Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree


Update Friday brings us back to a post I did the very first year I started this blog (my son was two... TWO) on one of my all time favorite Christmas books, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree. I've added all new scans and a wee bit of commentary for a book I think all kids should have in their holiday goodie bag.

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8 comments:

Kimberly said...

We adore this book in our home. I'm glad you're introducing it to some who may not be familiar with it.

ebenthall@gmail.com said...

You won't believe what I saw at Marshalls Home Goods today . . . three reprints of Gyo Fujikawa's books: Baby Animals tall board book, Mother Goose, and A to Z Picture Book. Who knew? Thought you'd find it interesting.

Nan said...

We adore this tale and its artistic magic.

Yesterday must've been a Gyo Fujikawa day, I found a copy of
Oh What A Busy Day*. I also lucked into the Devlin's - The Knobby Boys to the Rescue.

*Monkey, monkey,
sittin' on a rail.
Pickin' his teeth,
with the end of his tail!

B. Streetman said...

Go Fuji!!!


Nan! Awesome!

Heather said...

I actually just blogged about this book -- I love it. I didn't discover it until I was an adult. It's just so charming. When I used to read it for storytimes at the bookstore I worked at, the kids just giggled and giggled at how small the tree got. Definitely a classic!

Christina said...

For my first child's nursery, I've been scouring thrift shops for classic children's books. In fact, today, I was thumbing through some bins, had this book in my hand and questioning its value with a squinted face until a woman came up behind me and said "My first graders absolutely adore this book." Well, needless to say, I was sold! For $1.50 I couldn't go wrong. I stumbled upon your blog while Googling the title to see what others had thought of it and was impressed by your vast collection of classics. Do you have a "list" - somewhat bulleted - outlining your top children books of all time. Perhaps a "Top 100" or something to that affect.

Christina said...

For my first child's nursery, I've been scouring thrift shops for classic children's books. In fact, today, I was thumbing through some bins, had this book in my hand and questioning its value with a squinted face until a woman came up behind me and said "My first graders absolutely adore this book." Well, needless to say, I was sold! For $1.50 I couldn't go wrong. I stumbled upon your blog while Googling the title to see what others had thought of it and was impressed by your vast collection of classics. Do you have a "list" - somewhat bulleted - outlining your top children books of all time. Perhaps a "Top 100" or something to that affect.

B. Streetman said...

I have thought about doing that recently, but it would be so hard to pick!

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