The World in the Candy Egg

The World in the Candy Egg by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., Inc., 1967.

Easter is less than a week away.  A Holy Week away, to be exact.  While the week leading up to Easter is more solemn, I wanted to devote a few days to some books I plan on breaking out on Sunday!

First, I have a delicate, vintage copy of The World in the Candy Egg by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by one of my very favorite illustrators, Roger Duvoisin.  I first saw this book on Once Upon A Bookshelf and knew we needed our own copy.

Mine is a forlorn library discard, complete with stamps dated between 1968 and 1973.  This is the cloth cover under the jacket.


The premise is simple.  There is a candy egg in a toy shop, and inside the egg is a magical world.  Each animal and a doll take their turns peeking inside, but the world of the egg belongs to a little girl.











And let's show a little love for the endpapers, shall we?



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    1. It's wonderful! Roger Duvoisin is truly one of my favorites. :)

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  2. OK OK what did I miss! i've been editing pix like a madwoman and am very behind on all things blogging. THIS BOOK. thank you so much for this beauty, heck knows i sure haven't managed to get any easter books on my blog! ha ha ha! this books is sooooooo lovely, wish i had my own copy.

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    1. My allergies are going crazy. I slept in the last two days, and I'm just now catching up, too.

      I finally cut the library plastic off the cover in order to photograph it. The jacket is such fragile paper. Must. Take. Care. Of. It.

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    2. ha ha ha good for you! the libraries will never know....:)

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  3. I do like Duvoisin's illustrations very much. This book is quite special. I like the peeking action and how the author slowly reveal the inside of the egg.

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    1. I know! It's so sweet. Tresselt and Duvoisin were a great team.

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