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Alix’s Vintage Bookshelf // Bernice Meyers




Welcome to another edition of Alix’s Vintage Book Shelf! I pour through my collection of vintage children’s books and show off some of my favorites. This week I’m featuring Bernice Meyers.  Oh Bernice! Her work makes me so crazy…but crazy in a good way! She does the sweetest illustrations and for some reason I just loooove how she draws little hands (sounds weird, but just you wait!).

Apparently her early career was in the fashion industry. Eventually she recognized her true calling: children’s book illustration! These illustrations are so charming and delightful. They are from the Golden Book, Pear-Shaped Hill by Irving Leitner published in 1960. The story is sweet but it’s Bernice’s drawings that have me grinning!

See? Look at those little adorable little fingers! I love how daintily she is holding the butterfly net and birdcage.

Peter, you lucky dawg.

The colors and cool textures are so very dreamy…and who can resist this rascally snake??

A little closer please?

Awww those widdle bunnies!!

The animals are all super sweet.

Even the end papers are adorable….check out this groovy guy:


Isn’t the cutest? It’s one of my favorite book in my collection. You can see some of my past favorites here.

I’ll be back later today with a little update on Wolfie’s birthday bash this past weekend. We had a blast!

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  1. yoli says

    This is lovely!

  2. Dottie says

    Wow! You are so right about those hands, Alix! I lerve ‘em!

    BTW, The name Bernice also belongs to a small hair shop withing walking distance of my house and it just seems so old fashion and sweet, so I was particularly charmed to see that name there!

  3. Vanessa Newton says

    I just adore this book. I have a copy of it as well. It’s beautiful. Bernice was brilliant in the way she approached her work. I have learned so much from her. Thanks so much for sharing this. Your blog is wonderful!

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