Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wilbur is Delighted

Wilbur is delighted that the President says to call it the H1N1 flu instead of the swine flu. I would pronounce that the "Hiney" Flu.

(As much as I love Wilbur, I confess...I also love eating pork. It's a dilemma I must deal with.)

Now I want to read Charlotte's Web again. And I'm off on one of my usual tangents.

I love the Garth Williams illustrations. He also illustrated Stuart Little, The Rescuers, the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, A Cricket in Times Square (which I think I sent to Debbie's boys in Japan), and one of the first books I ever owned, My First Counting Book:

Here's another of my early books, Baby Animals, also illustrated by Garth Williams. Even at an early age, I was a little obsessive about collecting things. "How many of these LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS have you read?" The black crayon marks indicate my collection.

I obviously still have some of these books since I am scanning them!

My thanks to Cheri, whose comment on another blog ("Save Wilbur!") sent me off on this tangent.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I loved Little Golden Books. They were the one thing my mom bought me even when she was on welfare and struggling and not getting any child support. And Garth Williams is great.

dkuroiwa said...

Between Little Golden Books and the Disney book/record combo sets (where Tinkerbell told you with her wand when to turn the page!) I had plenty of help learning to appreciate a good book at a very early age!!

The boys and I are LOVING the books...and yes, we now have The Cricket in Times Square...we'll take very good care of it!!

Tricia said...

I also loved Little Golden books. I wonder where all of mine went and if they're hiding in my parents house somewhere.

jenn said...

"Hiney" Flu sounds much less threatening than Swine Flu. I like it!

I've always loved Garth Williams illustrations. I've scoured used bookstores to buy up a lot of the books I remember from childhood for my kids.

Flutterby said...

Hey it's the Hiney Flu now... officially, lol.

Mooselet said...

We have lots of the Little Golden Books here at Chez Mooselet. Current favs are The Tawny Scrawny Lion and The Little Red Caboose.