Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tattered, Torn & Treasured

Who cares if they're somewhat worn and torn-- they are Richard Scarry books! Who? Come on, you know-- Richard Scarry!!!! I loved these books as a Little one and now my Sweet Sugars get to enjoy the wonderful world of Richard Scarry as well. Some I have bought on e-bay, a couple at thrift stores and one or two at the book store.


I really treasure this set that was given to my older sister from my Nana (my Mom's Mom). They're now 40 years old! Then my Mom gave them to me knowing my Cupcakes just LOVE Richard Scarry books and looking for Lowly the Worm.



I just love children's books! And I love reading my Little ones lots of stories. Even better is when I peek in one of the bedrooms and find Parker, our modern day Tom Sawyer, reading a story to his little brothers and sisters with no prompting from his Mommy and Daddy. That's when my heart just grows wings and flies away.

35 comments:

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Wendy,
I have started collecting golden books that I find at garage sales for my grandma's book basket....LOL! I don't have grandbabies yet but someday I will and they will have a basket of books at this grandma's house.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Alex said...

Hi Wendy...hope you are having a good week. I don't have children...but my nephew has alot of the Golden Books...he loves them! :)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I always enjoyed reading to my boys when they were little too. They really liked The Berenstein Bears.
Special memories!!
:)
~Becca~

Grandma Faith said...

Your children's books are so sweet. I know you're proud your children also love to read.

Melissa Wertz said...

DD used to love Richard Scarry. Now we are into Ella Enchanted, Warriors...

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

I rmber reading those with my kids when they were little *U*

ceekay said...

Love those books and I remember reading many of them to my children!

Dianne said...

Love Richard Scarry! He really got the kitty eyes down in my opinion-lol. His books will always be timeless.
My entry will be published at 3:35 am, at the time of my son's birth 22 yrs ago. The Show and Tell is under the first part of the post.

Jennifer said...

I love children's books too! That is a great collection. I also really love your name Pink Slippers!

Grammy said...

What a wonderful collection. My youngest grandson loves books. I bought him all of them this year.
Have a great week,
Grammy

Hootin' Anni said...

When my kids were young...that was YEARS ago, I bought a "Where's Waldo" book by Scarry, and we had the most fun with that!!!

My Show n Tell is now posted...come on over if you can! I'd love to have you visit with me this fine Friday!!! Happy weekend to you too.

Jen said...

I loved reading those as a child as well. My son gets them from the library now. Thank you for sharing.

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I adore old children's books too! Especially when they are old library books with the catalog card still inside them. The illustrations are always wonderful!

Chez Nous said...

We love Richard Scarry too!

Constance said...

I loved the memories that just came back to me while reading your post! I can remember those books from when my kiddos were little! Just this past week I was going through some boxes and came across all of my books from my childhood. I decided to put them on the bookcase so that when the grandkids come over, they're acessible and I can begin reading to the next generation!

Last week I shared about my Grandma's trunk, the "before restoration" photos. I got it back and I have posted its transformation on today's S&T.
Connie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

My favorite book to read to my boys was Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and The Giving Tree. However, they also enjoyed the Richard Scarry books, too. We had the third book down in your photos. My oldest must have been so inspired by the firetrucks as he is a fireman now. :)

Sweet post and thanks for jogging the ol' memories up.

xo
Becky

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

omg, you just brought me back to my childhood ;)! I love love Richard Scarry and used to stare at that Cars and trucks book for hours on end!! Thanks for sharing such nostalgia !!!

~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Carla said...

What treasures! I have many memories of finding my little ones reading. And you just can't beat Richard Scary!!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I read the Golden Books to my sons when they were growing up....When I was in my 10-13 year old stage my Mom started buying me "Cherry Ames" books. She was a nurse that had many adventures. I have been collected them for the past few years.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Oh my daughter used to love Busy Town! We had a Pico which I guess was like leap pad and those things today and she loved the Richard Scarry ones.

Manuela

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love children's books too! What a wonderful collection you've got there.

Mrs. Miles said...

I had a moment not knowing how to leave a comment cuz it does not say? Just an observation.

I loved these books as much as my children, remember looking for the 'little guy' hidden on each page.

I'm lifting the dad, and son and family in prayer. Cancer is awful. I'm believing in a miracle for you too!

Lisa Ann said...

We had tons of these books growing up. I read them to my niece when she was little. Thanks for reminding me of those days.

Dawn said...

The RS books were favorites of my children.

Frazzled Mom said...

Richard Scarry books are the best!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Wendy.. wow.. now you make me wanna start to collect these golden books.. and wonder where my mom put mine when I was a kid.. have a great weekend and thanks for sharing..

Susie Homemaker said...

My children all loved Richard Scarry...thanks for the memories of reading to them and having them sound out some of their first words...

Warm Regards,
Susie

liz said...

Hi Wendy,
I saw your comment on cjane's blog and was intrigued with your blog name :) Just wanted to say that Richard Scarry is also a big childhood favorite from my early days and also a favorite of my little children, too. May you be blessed in your homeschooling and everything!
Liz

Kelly said...

Oh I used to love Richard Scarry books. These bring back great memories, Thanks!

Cottage Rose said...

Wendy hello; what a great collection of children s books. I collect old school books, I have a MaGuffy reader. I love it when they have writing in them.

Have a great weekend

Hugs
Alaura

Tammy said...

What a great collection! I didn't have this author's books growing up (I think they might have been right after my time?) but when I was working as a preschool teacher before I was married, I remember these books everywhere!

I, too, have always loved reading books to children- as a teacher and now to my own children!
And how sweet that sometimes reads to his siblings!

Oh, and so glad you want to join in on Tuesday for Home School Open House! Since this is just starting, if you can spread the word, that would be super! :D

Blessings,
~Tammy

Linda C said...

Great collection!! Thanks for showing them to us:)
Linda C

Kathy said...

Those really are great books. What kid doesn't love them!?
Kathy

Angel said...

I LOVED Richard Scarry books when I was younger. I learned how to read with those. How cool that you have some for your collection!

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