Les Petits Livres
Here are a few used books I've added to the library. I swear to Dieu that the used French books at Powell's are a never-ending treasury.
First up, "Je Suis un Paresseux" ( I am a Sloth ). Totally rad board book on sloths in french. How much more POUR MOI could a book be?
Well, let's see, how about "Je Me Renseigne Sur Mars"-- ( I teach myself about Mars ) 1967 illustrated science book about Mars? Incroyable!
But wait, there's also the charming "Fun With French" starring a goat and a parrot. Totalement cool!
I am inspired by these sweet, vintage illustrations and illustrators. I imagine them at their drawing desks painting in the sloth's smile, or the goat's glasses, or the wierd red 1960's martians ( will scare kids), and it's good to know people are sometimes involved in darling, wholesome activities. What am I , Quaker?
Here is the last page in the book about Mars. These wild red and black paintings by Don Miller make me feel a bit bleak, but the mid-century appeal is charming.
"Plus tard, les hommes voudront sans doubt construeire des villes sur la Planete Rouge...Mars ne sera plus riche en mysteres. Elle sera un nouveau chez-soi."
translation: "Later, men will no doubt build cities on the Red Planet...Mars will no longer be rich in mysteries. It will be a new home."
Creepy!!!! I hope not!!!!