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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Book day: Machines!

Modern Story Book
I really love the clean lines of deco era illustration. This is a new addition to my library: The Modern Story Book by Wallace Wadsworth, illustrated by (Caroline) Ruth Eger. Published by Rand McNally, 1931. (Click on any picture to go my Flickr feed with larger images.)
The Modern Story Book
There's a level of quality and artistry that far exceeds most children's illustration today. Which is unfortunate because I can't actually let Toddler Flails-a-lot touch any of my vintage kid's books with her tiny Hulk fists.
The Modern Story Book
Her new thing is trying to force the physical world to conform to her mental map of it. Forks work by stabbing, so if food falls off she presses the fork into the plate as hard as she can, grunting with effort. Dolls' heads should move, so she tugs at her stuffed monkey's head like a maniac. Nothing like seeing those tiny knuckles white with effort to make me think she'll put an eye out when said objects explodes away from her.
The Modern Story Book
The Modern Story Book
The Modern Story Book inner papers
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