Twelve Days of Christmas…Books

Today I’m inspired by…Christmas books. We went through our stash of holiday books and have been reading one each night before Christmas. I found a cute idea for a Book Advent Calendar on Babyccino. It’s so fun to read some classics like “The Night Before Christmas” and some new versions like “Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear.” The following books aren’t necessarily on our list (some I’ve never even read- so I’m not vouching for content!) but ones I found that had interesting book covers or art. If you would like more info or a larger picture of the book, click on the links below the pictures. Enjoy!

Olive, the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold: Book Cover

Olive the Other Reindeer

 The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore: Book Cover

The Night Before Christmas (Golden Book)

 A Very Marley Christmas by John Grogan: Book Cover

A Very Marley Christmas

Christmas in the Manger by Nola Buck: Book Cover

Christmas in the Manger (I LOVE Felicia Bond’s artwork!)

Dream Snow by Eric Carle: Book Cover

Dream Snow (I LOVE Eric Carle’s stuff, too!)

12 Bugs of Christmas by David A. Carter: Book Cover

12 Bugs of Christmas

Snow by Cynthia Rylant: Book Cover


The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen: Book Cover

Little Match Girl

A Bit of Applause for Mrs. Claus by Jean Schick-Jacobowitz: Book Cover

A Bit of Applause for Mrs. Claus

Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas: Book Cover

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

SantaKid by James Patterson: Book Cover


Merry Christmas to you and yours!


December 24, 2009. Tags: . Books, Christmas, Holidays, Illustrators. Leave a comment.

Charley Harper

Today I’m inspired by…Charley Harper. He was an amazing artist/illustrator who specialized in wildlife prints. Though you may not know his name, you will probably recognize his art. Todd Oldham (the designer) wrote a book about Charley Harper’s life and art called Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life. Unfortunately I don’t have $135 to drop on that coffee table book, but maybe this memory game, children’s book , or coloring book would be more in my price range. Here are some more pieces from Charley’s collection:


ABC Book Cover








August 13, 2009. Tags: , , . Animals, Birds, Illustrators, Insects. Leave a comment.