Friday, January 6, 2012

Little Red Squirrel


 Wagon full of nuts and red cap on.  This little red squirrel is ready for winter.


The wonders of Whitman Publishing Co.  from 1939.


Rusty is his name. (Check out Rosa Robin's rockin' apron!)


I adore those elfish shoes and bouffant tail.


But I am most impressed with his pad and porch.


It is even dreamy on the inside.


Kind and generous morals.


Not a page left wasted.

Join me over at Corey's for another edition...



15 comments:

Nan said...

Oh Renee this little Red Squirrel is just darling. Thanks for posting and bringing back sweet memories.

Corey Moortgat said...

I've always loved little animal homes, so I'm enamoured of his little pad as well! So cute! I also like how all the illustrations are in red and green!

Kim K. said...

He certainly has a handsome pad and those shoes are too sweet. Such fun illustrations. I agree with Corey. I've always been intrigued with animal homes. My book selection today features a home for a mouse family. Happy weekend!

Carly said...

Little red squirrel is so sweet! Rusty is super cute! Vintage illustrations rock!
Thanks for sharing Renee, your posts rock too!
Happy weekend,
Carly

Cheryl said...

What a darling little book... I love old books :-) they are so charming.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I have a friend who collects squirrels...I'm keeping my eyes open for this book. That little hat on his head...oh my..charming!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I think our squirrels are ready for winter, too! ♥

Kathy said...

That two-color printing really makes it pop and I want that little house. Move over mr boufant tail!

ingrid said...

hehehe, his tail really is wonderful and I love his little cap!

donna said...

Your find the sweetest books. Love the tail. Kinda like Texas hair. (giggles)
Hugs
donna

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Renee...you always find the most charming things! Where did you get a hold of this one? One of my favorites!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

Julie

Mecky said...

You find the cutest books! I like the porch, too.

GardenofDaisies said...

So cute! Squirrel has a very sweet house.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

What a cute little book! I love the old books...the stories and pictures are priceless!!

Cindy said...

I love your posts about the vintage books. Between you and Kim, the two of you are winning me over. (It didn't take much because I have always loved vintage children's books. I have quite a collection from my childhood already circa 1960s and 70s.) One of my favorites is a collection of children's stories. It has such beautiful illustrations...That book was well loved and read.

I hope you have a wonderful week!
Cindy