It's been a while since I've shown you another in my Vintage Story Book Collection. This one is a new addition: given to me by a dear friend, and nothing could be better. I'd rather have one of these precious little books than just about anything! She picked this up at a garage sale and I absolutely love it. I'm familiar with the story, and am pretty sure that one of us nine kids had this book when we were little.
There's nothing better than story time with a freshly bathed little one, smellin' all sweet, with that damp little head underneath your chin, while sitting on your lap -- underneath a favorite quilt.
Those are the best memories for a mom or a dad who invested time in reading with their little ones. Luke even had a special quilt we used only for story time. I still have it and plan on keeping it for when he has his own kids. It's a farm print quilt, that I picked up at a craft sale, a teacher made quilts and tucked books into them for a gift to give. She matched the book to the quilt and Luke's book was a farm book. You could tell she really enjoyed choosing the books and the fabrics to tell the story.
Now for the story, Mailman Mike, by Mabel Watts, illustrated by Jean Tamburine, published by Rand-McNally & Co., 1969.
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This book was fragile and brittle, but still ever so precious. I suggest picking these up when you see them and they are affordable, for yourself or for a friend who loves vintage toys or books: they make excellent gifts or are a wonderful alternative to a greeting card (which are highly overpriced!) for someone who loves vintage!