Meet The Woodland Folk

Meet the Woodland Folk by Tony Wolf.
London: Dean, 1983.

Well, I'm still not blogging as much as I planned, and my two-week post-op check-up yesterday led to another round of antibiotics (same infection that spurred the visit to the ENT in the first place), and to top it off, my computer is having major memory and storage issues, and it won't let me upload pictures from my camera to the hard drive anymore.  Do you mind my funny little tablet photos?[Please forgive the filter.  I didn't realize how green it was when I took the pictures yesterday.  Oops.  I need to be able to use my camera!!!]  

I received a sweet message last week from my bloggy friend Georgia in Greece.  She had an extra copy in English of this marvelous picture book she had featured on her own blog, and she wanted to send it to me.  How could I say no?  You can see her original post on this book, here.  There is also a post about other books by Tony Wolf.  I don't speak or read Greek, but Google Translate, while imperfect, helps!

This copy of the book was published in London by Dean.  It appears to have been published by Rand McNally in the U.S.  I knew nothing about Tony Wolf, but these illustrations are gorgeous!  I did find a website and a Wikipedia entry.  Tony Wolf is the pseudonym of an Italian artist named Antonio Lupatelli.

The book is a series of sweet little stories, vignettes about various woodland creatures.  It's funny - I never read it as a kid, but it definitely reminds me of the late '70s/early '80s.  It's like stepping back into childhood.

"The Spring Party"
"The Pea Pod Competition"
"The Blackbirds' Wedding"
"Oak Tree Terrace"
"Shooting Stars"
"The Swimming Pool"
"The Giant Wooden Clog"
"A Strange Picnic"
"The Greedy Quail"
"The Fawns' Overcoats"
"The Fawns' Overcoats"
"The Great Flood"

This is a seriously cute book.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Georgia, for sending it to me!  Now I must find the perfect oh-so-American title to send to you.  Tee hee!

I have been reading a lot this week.  I'll try to have a round-up for you this weekend, but don't hold me to it.  I'm becoming very aware of my own limitations...

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Playing Catch-Up

Why, hello dear readers!  Remember me?  Seriously, it's been a whole week since I last blogged anything.  This was not planned.  I had ideas.  What I didn't expect was how much nasal/sinus surgery can wipe a person out.  I think I felt better the day or two after surgery than I did most of last week.  I have spent most of the week holed up in my house, with only a few exceptions.  I did do a little reading, and our picture book bag from the library is bursting.  I thought I'd share a few photos today.

Is today the first day of autumn?  People are posting stuff about it on Facebook, but my wall calendar says it's really tomorrow.  I just know the high for today is supposed by 79, which is a pleasant drop for us.  When I picked the girls up from school on Friday, we stopped to take a picture of a tree in our neighborhood.  This tree declares it is fall!  I'll listen to the tree.

Because my baby is big enough to read to Mommy now.  Sigh.  We are still taking a break from Oz, although I'm hoping to start again this week.

My littlest threw a big blow-out party for her dolls.  It was supposed to be a pet party, and she made everyone invitations, but Mr. B and I were working on dinner, so only Big Sis came.  Little Sis said it was okay.  Then she shocked me by tidying up without anyone asking her to.  This never happens.

Little Sis drew this picture of her House of "Cabij Patch Kids" last night.  I think it's one of the sweetest pictures she's ever drawn.

And today was the school's annual Hat Parade!  Our theme this year was STEAM:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  Our magnet school is now a performing arts and science magnet.  Be sure and visit last year's Hat Parade post.  (My round-up of books about hats is very popular on Pinterest.)  Big Sis's first grade hat can be seen here.

Oh, and yesterday was the twelfth anniversary of Mr. B's and my wedding.  We didn't do anything to celebrate, mostly because I feel blechy.

Hope to get back to regular posting soon!  Hope everyone is well out there in Bloggy Land!

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