The Junior Elf books by Rand McNally are my favorite children's books to find. They are small in size, but big on the story. Most of them are the classics. The Little Red Hen, The House that Jack Built. All written the way they were intended to be read and not changed for the politically correct ear. The pages are filled to the gills with words and pictures. No page is left with a minimal view. These are the lucky few that I have found and loved and shared with my kids. Stories that they now find are their favorite.
I safely tuck them inside an old granite ware dish. The kids can get to them easily and read them as they like. I think they display well and often move the front book per the season. I am lucky enough to have some that are Christmas and I slide them in a red granite dish during the holiday season.
By the size of the spine I can usually pick them out at the thrift store just by scanning the shelf. I haven't been lucky in a while.
There are so many titles that I have yet to come across...I hope I get a chance to keep this collection growing. There are no UPC codes on these gems. Most are tagged with 15 cents to 29 cents.
I can't begin to tell you how wonderful the words and graphics are.
The House that Jack Built
The Little Red Hen
Whitman wonders are just slightly bigger, but cute just the same.
A tiny tale that is so cute...at 3 inches by 4.
Just a couple of favorites...children's literature pieces from the days when free time meant reading and playing outside. My kids, now young adults, still get excited when I bring a new one home and slip it in the dish.
These are so worth the pennies I paid to pass the stories along...