Big Hugs!

Feb. 28th, 2017 07:44 pm
mondhasen: (augustus)
Bear hugs, that is :o)

This book by Nicholas Oldland came through the Library the other day, so I had to bring it home!

It's a cute story, and I love the illustration style

What's not to like about a hugging bear holding a flower?

And this

Lucky rabbit!

Of course Amazon has better pictures with their Look Inside feature.
(all of my pictures expand with a click)
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mondhasen: (mondhasen)
I wrote a short entry about Otto the Book Bear a few years ago but I cannot locate it now. Regardless, I finally decided to buy a copy of this sweet book for myself, for a penny, plus the usual $3.99 s/h. The book was listed in 'good' condition and the description said the binding was tight and there were no marks on the pages.

The book is in excellent condition and has only one tiny tear in the dust jacket down near the base of the spine! I brought it into work and gave it a mylar cover-

just to save a little space )

I love Cleminson's illustrations and the story is just a nice little read. Otto is the subject of a new book just released last month and I hope we get one for our Childrens Room at work.

Otto and Ernest are a great couple of friends :o)

mondhasen: (dream time)
Appropriately titled...

It's as sweet as the last one I brought home, and I suppose I should give the author, Daniel Pinkwater, credit for that ;o) The book even has a video 'trailer' online-

I've also found another bunny illustrator that I like: Katy Hudson. More later...
mondhasen: (mondhasen)
This book came across the desk at work today: the title caught my eye...

Hmmmm, no, it's not that sort of goose :D

"Look Inside" at Amazon.
mondhasen: (bigpaws)
Probably my favorite Thanksgiving book is One Terrific Thanksgiving, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, and illustrated by Lilian Obligado.

It's not a particularly great story, but Lilian Obligado's illustrations never fail to please me. Her animals are an absolute delight to behold, with sweet expressions and wondrous detail. You can google up her accomplishments in an image search of her name. Of course I love her bunny books, but these bears (all her bears) just make me smile.

Expandable pics from One Terrific Thanksgiving, off the web
All work safe! )
mondhasen: (mondhasen)
The bunny reappeared in her form this morning after going missing all day Thursday. Surprisingly she preened a hind foot while I watched, even though she knew I was about. She was settling in a bit the second time I came 'round, and blissfully ignored me even then: she's grown used to me perhaps :o)

I tossed some grapes over the fence further up from her home but on a route she uses to traverse the yard there. Maybe she'll eat them before the birds get them.

I'm glad she's back, too. We had hellacious rains Thursday into Friday morning (enough to take a downspout off the back of the house) and I worried about her safety.

Other news-

- no Leonids seen this year, even on the clear nights, but I did see a Taurid

- we've had a small flock of robins visiting the birdbath these past few days (they probably miss the puddles in the driveway)

- odd story on the skull of the inspiration for Winnie The Pooh...

mondhasen: (moonhare)
There's something mystical that when reading about animism and spiritual connections you look up to find a deer watching you from your front yard. Granted she was probably just looking for *apples, but it was serendipitous nonetheless.

A furry nod of thanks to [ profile] mejeep for recommending the book Giving Voice To Bear (David Rockwell, 1991).

*a fawn just went through while I was finishing this post!
mondhasen: (Eisbär)
From a friend's Twitter post, a fascinating little story in the Hoppington Post. I'm not a major fan of Watership Down (though it is about rabbits, eh?), but the article gives insight about Adams' motivation and I enjoyed that aspect.

I also found the mention of this book, Shardik, interesting: published first in 1974, I never heard of it before the interview, but it sounds like a 'must read' and I've ordered one through the library.

mondhasen: (little bear)
Bears: A Disney film release planned for Earth Day - I'll have to wait for the home release.

mondhasen: (augustus)
I don't think I posted this before, though I meant to...

Another wonderful book that we have in the library: Cuddle Bear.


This is a very sweet story with lovely illustrations, as the cover foretells. The Amazon cover pic links to a short Usborne publishing YouTube video, which along with being an ad does show some of the inside pages.


Jan. 8th, 2014 08:40 pm
mondhasen: (Eisbär)
One of the perks of my job at the library is access to so many wonderful books. I came across this title by accident, loved the illustration, and ordered a copy from another branch.

Spoiler... )

(please let me know if the pic is right-side up: this is a Dropbox screenshot image)
mondhasen: (mondhasen)
I never followed Walt Kelly's Pogo comic when the local papers ran it, but tonight I came across this copy online:

I don't like hot links, per se, but this picture links to original "Whirled of Kelly" site. LJ and the iPad don't communicate well on pics, so I hope this comes through. I have to admit FB's big advantage over LJ, at least for my free account, is the ease of posting pics.

Also, has anyone else been getting spammy ads randomly appearing on their screens (whole screen ads) when viewing journals? These aren't porn but look like legit ads being pushed by LJ. It might be a bug in IOS 7.0.2: I have pop-ups 'off' and these only just jump out when on LJ.


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