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Kiddo Bookshelf :: French Horns are Groovy

It’s time for another edition of the vintage book shelf! Whoo hoo! This one I found at a terrific estate sale, where I also walked away with an awesome Fisher Price record player for Wolfie! These illustrations are so charming—I think you’ll fall in love with them!

OLLIE!!!!! I love his little outfit and how spindley the legs on the his music stand are.

I didn’t include every single page (I figured there were only so many images of Ollie and his big bad horn that you needed to see!) but how cute, huh! Vintage children’s books make me so deliriously happy…..I don’t think I can ever have enough of them!

“Little Boy with a Big Horn”, Little Golden Book, 1950

Story by Jack Bechdolt
Illustrations by Aurelius Battaglia

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  1. Tracy says

    i love the illustration with all the people on the front of the boat and the fish jumping out of the water! So fun!!!

    • Alix says

      me too! so fun huh….i love that he’s driving his mama crazy too.

  2. Esther says

    Me too- I came to specifically say how I love that picture and these vintage book posts. This book also reminds me of the record we have framed in the nursery… http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=360551

    • Alix says

      aw i’m so glad esther! i could do a blog on nothing but books!

  3. kristin says

    Oh I love this one! I really needed Alix’s Vintage Bookshelf today. It cheered me right up! Thanks…. :)

    • Alix says

      Hurray! I knew you’d love this one. The spats on the mayor made me smile.
      : )

  4. 3 ring circus • heather says

    i wish everyone could play a horn that flowers would come flying out of!

  5. Maia says

    Love these! I got a couple of great ones this week, too.

  6. ChantaleP says

    The illustrations from vintage books always gets me. I was eating my crackers and getting so into Ollie’s story.. more more!

  7. Dottie says

    I love Victorian style fashion shown in the 60s. It’s so sweet and charming. And this book is priceless! Where did you pick it up?

  8. Jeanette (@lefrumpette) says

    I love this story. My mom has a boxed set of Little Golden Books from when we were little. This is one of the stories! Kid + Books = Rocks!

    • Alix says

      I agree!!! I actually have a loose rule with Wolfie that if he ever wants to get a book in the bookstore I mostly say YES.
      (“mostly” haha)



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