Friday, 8 November 2013

I'll eat you up, I love you so

I'm sure you all know by now about my guilty pleasure of Where the Wild Things Are and everything to do with it, so I was very excited when I stumbled across these amazing book covers based on beloved children's books:

We often say "don't judge a book by it's cover", but be honest with me, how many of you truly adhere to that advice when it comes to the literal reading of a book? Certainly not me, I'm so in love with the illustrated covers of books, especially those of children's books. I'm quite sure you'll agree, then, that these are very special prints. 

They'd make very sweet pictures for a nursery wall, children's bedroom, particularly when hung above your child's bookcase. I remember once looking after a little girl named Sophie who had a bookcase that towered above her bed. On it was every single children's book you could possibly even dream of. I used to spend hours pouring over them with her sitting in my lap, helping her learn to read. One of my happiest memories is of her reading me Green Eggs and Ham (a personal favourite of ours) after I'd been away from her for a little while, leaving her to learn to read fluently and with the most beautiful expression. 

Which of these prints do you like best? Can you spot the Swedish book amongst the titles? 


  1. I don't think I ever read Where the Wild Things Are! I'm certainly familiar with the artwork from it but no idea about the book at all.

  2. I love books, too. I had my three little granddaughters over last week and I heard the sweetest thing. The two youngest (5&6 year old cousins) had made a tent over themselves with a blanket. I heard them reading "The Wheels on the Bus" to each other and singing the song together at the end of the story. They have sat on on my lap so many times in the past and I read that book to them and we would sing the song at the end. Now they are doing it for themselves. How sweet was the sound! Great post!

    1. Aww Lynn, that sounds so cute! Isn't it the best feeling when you create little traditions, habits etc that they just love? It was so rewarding having that little girl read to me. I was only 18 at the time, but it was so touching! Thank you so much for your comment :)