Thursday, August 27, 2009

girls girls girls

So, I have been a bad blogger as of late, I know. I know. I am working my little fingers off stitching new Christmas ornaments. I am having a ball with them even though I know a few need some serious revisions. But that's all part of the process, right?

I'm sharing some children's book illustration love once again this afternoon. Today's features are three little girls that have delighted me lately. Maybe it's just their dresses, or their expressions, I don't know. They all caught my eye though and I thought you all might enjoy them as well.

First up is the irresistible Miss Ramona Quimby. This is from "Ramona The Pest". [by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Louis Darling] I liked the Ramona Quimby books as a kid but as I have re-read them again as an adult with Peter I have a whole new love for this little girl and the remarkable talent of Beverly Cleary who brought her to life. faaaantastic! Next up is a girl I don't even know. I picked up "Mystery in Little Tokyo" [by Frank Bonham, illustrated by Kazue Mizumura] at the thrift store the other day. I thought Peter would like it and the line drawings inside really appealed to me (I'd love to embroider this page!). Something about the snarl on this girl's face, oh, and that great dress, made her stick in my head. Now I have to quick read and find out what her problem is. besides the broken pottery that is.
Speaking of great dresses, check out Rosamond from "Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail" [by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, illustrated by Marc Simont]. She is kind of an odd character with a bit of a darker side so of course I could not help but love her. If you can't tell from the picture, she is a bit of a crazy cat lady in the making - thus all the feline friends. So those are all the little ladies I have to share today. I need to take a photo of my other great thrift score for my next post. It makes me smile just think thinking about it!
What is making you smile today?


Melissa Crowe said...

Oh, I love those old Ramona illustrations. And those were among the first novels Annabelle and I ever read together, along with those by the brilliant Eleanor Estes. Have your read her books with Peter? In particular, I think he might enjoy "Rufus M."

annelize said...

Have you ever read the Milly Molly Mandy books that were written and illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley? I loved them when I was a child and still do, nearly 40 years later.

If you go to this blog
and read the February 6th 2009 post you'll see some of the pictures.

Glenda said...

Oh, I recognized Rosamond but couldn't remember where til I saw "Nate the Great" -- I used to read those to kiddo and we loved them :).

Becky said...

Great choices! And if you do embroider that pic pleeeeeeease post it here for us to drool over!

Corinne said...

Thanks for all comments and the book suggestions - I will definitely look for those in the library!

Anonymous said...

I love this girl. Her cartoon it's pretty funny. She looks like a friend of mine that her father visit Viagra Online every day.