Friday, November 04, 2011

Butterball

No, I'm not talking turkey here. Not yet, anyway. This is a story about Butterball the Little Chick. I found this charming vintage children's book at a flea market several months ago, and just discovered it in a pile I had forgotten about. I'm sure it comes as no surprise to you that I am always on the hunt for old children's books about hens and chicks! This is a Rand McNally Junior Elf Book from 1955, and the pictures are just adorable.


Here are my favorite illustrations

Looks just like me standing at my front door!
       

I love her polka-dot apron with the red rick rack

      

I recently discovered Lil' Vintage Story Books on Corey Moortgat's blog and am linking up today.

                                                      Corey Moortgat Collage Artist


18 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

Betsy....I just posted the Little Red Hen book....what a sweet little blog you have here. I adore the Junior Elf Books. Charming story I haven't seen yet. Enjoy your weekend...smiles...Renee

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh how I love the illustrations from that era. The are darling and colorful and remind me of being a kid.

Betty Sneeringer said...

It is amusing to me that a 1955 book would be called vintage. I graduated high school in 1957! Hummmmmmmmm I am before vintage!

Corey Moortgat said...

Betsy, don't worry about putting the "wrong" name under your link! I don't think there's a way to change it, and I don't think anyone will notice!

I love this little book (I always love the little elf books). Like you, I love her apron with ric-rac!

Thanks for linking up!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How delightful! I love this sweet book and the beautiful illustrations! I'm off to follow the link! I would love to see more posts on children's books! ♥ I bought 3 Golden books today...but they weren't old ones. ♥

Kris said...

I adore vintage children's books and snatch them up every chance I get. The illustrations are precious. I love your book!!!
I just saw your previous post too, and I have never heard of prayer ladies before. They are so cute!!!

Mary said...

Love your story book, it's a real treasure for sure!

camp and cottage living said...

What a sweet treasure!
I was born in 1955-I think my mother thought I was a sweet treasure too!
I, too, love the graphics of the old children's books.

Kim K. said...

I'm stopping over from Corey's link party. what a sweet little book you have. The illustrations are just so fun and vibrant.

Susy said...

Che bello questo libro,e che disegni
meravigliosi, sei stata fortunata
a trovarlo, brava.
Buon weekend
Susy x

magie said...

Those illustrations are just darling! I love Mrs.Hen's red house. Her polka dot apron is just so cute as well. Thanks for sharing. I like the idea of sharing vintage books every week..off to check out the link. I may try and take part next week :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I'm just loving this party! And I love the little red hen! How cute are those little chicks with their hats?! ♥

Shirley Hatfield said...

I've been finding some of those little books at D.I. lately. (Deseret Industries...our local thrift store) I didn't realize there was a whole blogging world dedicated to these sweet little things. The Junior Elf books are so much cuter than the little golden books. I will watch for more. I did find a little red hen one, tho'!

Hope said...

I love the illustrations and I especially like the 15 cent price on it! :)

ingrid said...

Gorgeous! And I love that his name is Butterball - how perfect!
Rand McNally are great publishers. Some of my all time favourite vintage books were released by them.

GardenofDaisies said...

So cute!! I love the illustrations in these vintage children's books.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Betsy,
Just poppin' in to see what's new. You find the cutest things. I just love the book! I always enjoy seeing what you are going to have up on your blog. Have a great day and weekend!
Hugs,
Julie

Francistrqu said...

It is amusing to me that a 1955 book would be called vintage. I graduated high school in 1957! Hummmmmmmmm I am before vintage!