Monday, April 19, 2010

It's Elementary But...



I am aware that everyone knows that red and white make pink. Right? But I just had to share one of my all time favourite images to remind you! I bought this old Richard Scarry Book at an op shop / thrift store for 50c last year and it is my favourite vintage children's book that I own. In particular I love the section in the book explaining how colours are made. It's just so pretty. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
image from Richard Scarrys Book "Things to Know" 1971

33 comments:

  1. So cute...we are always mixing colours in grade one!

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  2. what a fabulous find, i love his illustrations. this one is very very cute : )

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  3. That is adorable, I love it. Vintage children's books are so precious. Thanks for sharing, I'm a new-ish follower. Jx

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  4. Such a sweet explanation, unlike today!

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  5. Oh Simone, I love Richard Scarry books...my fav is Busy Busy World, where all the stories relate to different cities and countries. I used to spend hours pouring over these books as a child. I have not seen the one you have but wouldn't that image you show make a great print...hope you have a lovely day, cheers Katherine

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  6. I love that page too. Pink is one of my favorites. Now I'll be looking for Things to Know to read to my grandkids. Sweet find.
    Blessings!

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  7. I LOVE Richard Scarry books! Such wonderful memories--what a wonderful find--thanks for sharing it!

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  8. awe! thats the cuuutestt freekin picture everrr! <333

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  9. Oh I used to love Richard Scarry...spotting that little worm :)
    xoxo

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  10. Oohhhh, very, very cute... I like these illustrations, so innocent, so peaceful.

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  11. This is my favourite children's book also, I received it from my grandmother for my 4th Birthday every child should have one, it is a very special book!

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  12. I just love old childrens books its amazing how differnt they are to our kids books now x

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  13. Super cute!

    There is a little surprise waiting for you over at my blog (in the form of a sunshine award). I am sure you have had hundreds of these before, but I wanted you to know how much I love visiting your blog and catching up on your latest creation. Thanks !!! xox

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  14. That is just precious! And know you have me thinking about Lowly Worm!

    m ^..^

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  15. This is so sweet, I love it :)

    PS Loved the Beach House pizza too!

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  16. this is just gorgeous!! thankyoufor sharing.

    Sandra Darling xoxo

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  17. I love vintage children's book ,illustrations are always delightful!
    Val

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  18. Oohhhhhh!!!! So sweet (tão doce), tender (terno).

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  19. This is fabulous. What a great find! You are right, such gorgeous colours xx

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  20. OMG, I love this!! I have to Bunny's and I adore pink!!

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  21. Richard Scary books were my faves as well. Wow that takes me back. WHht cute characters. I must try to dig out my old books :)

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  22. I love, love, love Richard Scarry books! I read Busy Town to my boys over and over.
    I have never seen this one, but it looks wonderful! I may need to do an internet search for it. Beautiful illustration...
    Joyce

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  23. Oh yes, yes I remember this book, I do believe I owned it....aarrgghh...wonder where it is now? Surely I kept it, there was a whole series of them, like encyclopeadias at our house, I love Richard Scarry....maybe he is resposible for my love of pink.....Kiss Noises Linda

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  24. OH! I had forgotten about the wonderful illustrations of the book I own (mine from when I was little), Richard Scarry's Best Little Story Book. I think that's the title anyway. My favorite segment (next to the colors) was always where a little bunny had to clean her room and hang up her clothes. So much for little one's eyes to see! Now I want to go to my bookshelf and get it and browse through...thank you for the reminder!!

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  25. Hi Simone-

    I just love the illustrations of Richard Scarry. They are soo cute and colorful. I can understand why you like the pages with the color mixing so much.

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  26. We have an old "Golden Book" where kittens mix up the colors the same way. I guess it was a good way to teach it.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  27. How gorgeous is this! Wouldn't they look fabulous framed. Leigh

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