Kingsway English, Junior Series Book 1 by J.C. Gagg, with drawings by Drake Brookshaw. Published by Evans Brothers Limited, London 1953. This edition published in 1963.
Numbers: 313 – 320
Those eagle-eyed amongst you may recognise the green fabric as Del’s shirt, which I used for the mother’s clothes in my Picasso piece.
The dark pink fabric is a pillow case I made for my daughter when she was two-ish. I made Reggie, her teddy, one too.
The pale pink fabric is also used here.
The red, green and purple card, I quite literally removed from the bin at work. By the way, my daughter was scavenging for titbits in people’s recycling bins on the way to school this week. What have I done?
Drake Brookshaw’s illustrations on this batch are particularly beautiful. Love the party where the children are playing ‘Blind Man’s Bluff’ (313). Well that’s what we used to call it, anyway. What on earth does it mean? Apart from tripping over the carpet and knocking yourself senseless, because your eyes are covered with Uncle Derek’s football scarf. On 314 Jane is playing with a doll, whilst John is playing with cars (of course), although it’s nice to see Jane with a fishing net a bit later on. The snowman illustration (318) is a delight, too. Jane playing in the snow wearing her beautifully tailored coat, and John in his shorts. I like 317, as well, where John discovers he is the wrong way round in the mirror.
See you on Friday, when I’ll be having a little giveaway for anyone who has liked my Facebook Page,