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: (moody)
I'm sure everyone has heard by now that Richard Adams has died. I saw a post on Twitter this afternoon about streaming Watership Down and realized from that what must have occurred. I wasn't infatuated with the book, an odd admittance from this bunny, but I read it in high school when it was first released (1972) and have watched the movie several times.

RIP. If LJ wasn't a train wreck here on the iPad I'd have included a nice picture to accompany this post.
mondhasen: (easter)
A few illustrations I've been meaning to share, some since May.

safe enough )
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: (mondhasen)
Our Library annual meeting on June 8 will feature guest author/illustrator Mary Jane Begin. Begin would be best known hereabouts for her extensive MLP work, including

I have no idea who suggested her for a speaker, considering the mostly snoozey adult authors we have hosted in the past, and I might even stay around to hear her speak instead of bailing as usual when the lights dim :D

Still, I wish they had gotten RW Alley (who, like Begin, also lives in Barrington, RI). Alley illustrates Paddington books as well as producing other delightful works

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: (halloween)
48 hours offline at home- no tv, phone, or Internet! Thankfully it was an equipment failure, easily remedied, and took less than 15 minutes to get us back and running.

It was actually peaceful being offline in the evening and early mornings. I read a book (next post), watched some videos, including some Rescue Rangers episodes on DVD, and perused some old National Lampoons I had saved from a couple of years ago.

But I have some catch-up to do, now, then a book post.
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: (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!


May. 3rd, 2015 08:10 pm
mondhasen: (Eisbär)
Our library's oldest non-circulating book is a Bible produced in 1674. It has lain in a cupboard, unopened, for years, and was only recently pulled out to make room for some other ephemera. I think I was the last person to have looked through the book, and that was ten or more years ago :o)

Photos, not scans )
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: (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)


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