Sunday, August 8, 2010

Two great old timey kids books

I'm going to see how many times I can use the expression "old timey" in posts this week. In keeping with my disgraceful Great Depression as fashion post this morning, I thought I'd feature two of my favorite kids books. One is about that time, and the other was written during the 1940's.

The first is The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and David Small. My mother sent this book to Jack, but really it was for me because I love to garden, and I've made a garden for myself in every place I've lived, even the tiny rental with no yard. I challenge you to get to the end of this book without crying.

The second book is The Little Train by Lois Lenski. We got it for Jack at the Henry Ford Museum last week in Michigan. After seeing the GIANT locomotive, he's asked me to read him this book every night. It's the perfect length for bedtime as it's kind of long and slow and has all kinds of good train sounds in it. Huff, huff, chooo-ooo, choo-oo, pppsssssttt...

Ok, off to Anthropologie to see if I can find any old timey rugs on sale...


  1. Another classic old timey book for Jack when he gets a little older is Ellen's Lion.

  2. we love the little train. when my oldest was a baby, and we got to the "a boy on a fence waves" part, he would always wave. so cute. love that book!