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Vintage Bookshelf :: Hello Joe!


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This little gem was a thrift store score a few years ago. And oh Joe, how i love ya, how I love ya! This book always makes me smile. I think the typeface of the title is really great too…

Of course Joe the Crow is sassy, but there’s something about the little squirrel in his little German hat and vest that is just so hilarious—nevermind that his name is “Nutty Sam.”

Both Joe and Nutty Sam talk in jazzy rhymes that are pretty awesome…..

Hello, Joe, Whitman Tell-A-Tale, 1961. Story by Ruth Stempel. Illustrations by Barbara Corrigan

Hurray! I can’t get enough of that crazy little squirrel…

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  1. pilgrim says

    hello joe! hello blue nails! what an adorable book.. that squirrel putting the hat back on the crow and helping him with his cane is so sweet 😀

    • Alix says

      So glad you like!! Oooh i owe you an email, don’t I?? Can you move closer please? I’d rather have a coffee at our French place!

  2. jenny says

    yay! my favorite kind of vintage kids illustration style- uncovering one of these books in a .25 bin is like magic! i thrifted a super cute squirrel book recently- early-mid 50s i think, and also a really sweet one with puppies using a combo of real photography + illustration. i’ll scan ’em soon to share! 🙂

    i love your vintage bookshelf posts!!!

    • Alix says

      oooh i LOVE books that mix photography and illustration!! I have one that’s a zoo book I’ll have to dig up….def share yours!! (maybe you can be a Guest Bookshelf! whoo!)

  3. Stellbelle & Rubylou says

    Cute book! …but I LOVE the nails!!

    • Alix says

      haha, of course you noticed the nails, you sassy thang!! xo

  4. Dottie says

    “My leg just broke and that ain’t no joke!” You gotta love rhymes like that!

    I love the little straw hat on the crow! This makes me want to run out to the nearest thrift store and start going through bins!

  5. thursday says

    I love how jovial that squirrel is! What a little shit disturber though.



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