Thursday, February 2, 2012

Vintage Children's Books

Have you ever noticed how there are not many options for gender neutral items for babies lately?  It could be because so many people find out the sex of their babies before they are born, so there is more time to prepare.  This has been a problem for me so far.  I am normally a planner by nature, but my need to plan has been heightened by my pregnancy.  The planning feels urgent now!
Jason and I get to find out tomorrow what we're having, but in the meantime, we have been trying to collect items that our baby will benefit from, no matter what reproductive organs it has.  One of those things has been books.
We have been going to thrift stores to find the classics (like Dr. Suess, Corduroy, Have you seen my mother, etc...) and we've made out really well doing that.  Thrifting for children's books is also a great option because you come across some reals gems that you wouldn't find normally, too.

On one thrifting visit a few weeks ago, Jason and I found three books from the 1930's.  Pretty cool!
My favorite is Petite Suzanne, about a French Canadian girl who learns to hunt and weave, all by Christmas!  That Suzanne...she really knows where it's at.


ingrid said...

as a kid i had this one book called THE VALUE OF BELIEVING IN YOURSELF-THE STORY OF LOUIS PASTEUR. it was part of a series, the value tale series. i only had the one, and didnt even really know at the time that others existed. i remember loving it. i gave it to my son, who also became very fond of it. when i was in buffalo once, on a whim, i made a detour from my route and went to a goodwill. it was there that i accidentally found basically the entire collection of value tale books. like i said, i didn't even know others existed, so i was over the moon happy. gems indeed. it's also great that my mom saved all of the books we had as kids, so sams entire dr. suess collection(among others)is the same one me and my brother and sister shared. your 1930 book finds sound pretty awesome.

merelythemoon said...

I'll have to look into it, Ingrid! Thanks for the heads up!

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