We’ve finally reached the end of 122 weeks of children’s book illustration postcards. I’ve enjoyed our excursion into the world of children’s literature. It’s particularly been a pleasure going through the cards and sharing them again with my little one–who’s really not so little anymore. Though he is way beyond “picture books,” he still appreciates the books and illustrations and fondly remembers his early childhood reading.
As I consider the fact that this swap was hosted every week for more than two years, I’m impressed that some of us “stuck it out” and participated in every.single.swap. That is quite a feat!
We end with the final 24 postcards I received. In this set, there’s a series of postcards I had never seen before–those from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. The cards are big (just above 5×7) and colorful with a snippet of the story featured on the back of the card. You’ll once again see a few Alice in Wonderland postcards and some from other series, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales.
Although this is the last post of the five-part series, I will begin the new children’s book illustration postcards swap series this weekend and will share the postcards regularly.
If you’ve missed any of the other posts, you can find them here:
Week 101: From Marjan (Netherlands). Illustration by Dick Bruna (Miffy).
Week 102: From Cindy (New Zealand). Biggles.
Week 103: From Pam (USA): Jack an the Bean Stalk.
Week 104: From Karen (USA). Illustration by George Soper. From Lewis Carroll’s _Alice in Wonderland_. “The executioner had never had to do such a thing before,a nd he wasn’t going to begin at his time of life.”
Week 104b: Illustration by J.M. Battle, 1910 from _Peter Pan in Kensington Garden_.
Week 105: From Dawn (USA). Illustration by Francesca Chessa for _Library Lily_ by Gillian Shields. “Lily loves to read so much that she forgets to do anything else. but when she meets a new friend who doesn’t like to read, the two girls help each other discover the joy of both backyards and books–and find that adventures are best with a friend along. ” Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, http://www.eerdmans.com/youngreaders
Week 106: From Pam (USA): Illustration by Hermann Vogel for _Hansel and Gretel_.
Week 107: From Dawn (USA). Illustration by Claire Alexander for _Back to Front and Upside Down_. “Stan can’t make his letters come out right, but he’s afraid to ask for help until a friend reassures him that nobody is good at everything.” Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, http://www.eerdmans.com/youngreaders
Week 108: From Peggy (USA): Illustration by Anita Jeram for _Guess How Much I Love You_ by Sam McBratney. Walker Books, http://www.walker.co.uk
Week 109: From Barbara (Netherlands). Illustration by Rie Cramer. Juni-Zomermaand.
Week 110: From Dawn (USA): Illustration by Jean-Francois Dumont for _The Sheep Go on Strike. “When the sheep on the farm go on strike, things get heated as the rest of the animals take sides. But when they sit down and talk, they think of a creative compromise.” Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, http://www.eerdmans.com/youngreaders
Week 111: From Barbara (Netherlands). Illustration by Rien Poortvliet for _Klaas Vaak_ (The Sandman).
Week 112: From Marjan (Netherlands). Illustration by Martijn van der Linden for _Mama Lief Alsjeblieft_ by Margje Kuyper and Sjoerd Kuyper. “Rough” translation of title:Here you are, sweet mama.” The book tells in 11 rhymes why you shold give flowers to your mother.
Week 113: From Pam (USA). Vintage illustration from the nursery rhyme “Little Boy Blue.”
Week 114: From Dawn (USA). Illustration by Mary Newell DePalma. “A fun and simple read aloud about the adventures of a boy and his dog.” Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, http://www.eerdmans.com/youngreaders
Week 115: From Pam (USA). From the cover of _Dawn’s Wicked Stepsister_, Baby-sitters Club #31.
Week 116: From Marlies (Netherlands). Illustration by Rie Cramer. Maart-Lenlemaand.
Week 117: From Peggy (USA). Illustration by Gertrude Alice Kay. From _All Aboard for Wonderland, 1917.
Week 118: From Cindy (New Zealand). Helpful Penny.
Week 119: From Pam (USA). Vintage illustration from the classic nursery rhyme “Hey Diddle Diddle.”
Week 120: From Marjan (Netherlands): Illustration by Iris Deppe for _We hebben er een geitje bij_ (We Have a Kid) by Marjet Hulberts. 2016 Picture Book of the Year.
Week 121: From Pam (USA). Illustration by Charles Robinson. From Lewis Carroll’s _Alice in Wonderland_.
Week 122: From Pam (USA): Alice in Wonderland.
Bonus Card: From Karen (USA). Illustration by Sarah Stilwell Weber. From_The Musical Tree_, 1925.