Sunday, 3 February 2013

The Water Babies / Mabel Lucie Attwell

Last week when Henry and I went to Nottingham to visit his family,  I mentioned that his grandmother let me have some books that she was clearing out. As you know I looove books so I was a very appreciative recipient of them!

Anyway one of the books was this one- The Water Babies by Mabel Lucie Attwell.  Even if you already own a copy of the water Babies (like me!), this one is worth having for the illustrations alone. I was delighted to take it off Henry's Grandmother's hands!

I was already a fan of Mabel Lucie Attwell's illustrations but this book definitely made me more of a fan!  I love the decisive lines, the vivid colours and the watery/summery atmosphere she manages to get into the pictures.

This book is a mixture of colour illustrations and black and white line drawings. I can't decided which I like more! They are both so charming.

Happy Sunday!


The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are precious! I'd hang prints of these up in my youngest daughter's room, so sweet. What a great thing to have :) I hope your weekend has been bliss xx

Manon said...

How sweet are these illustration!! Thank you sharing most of the books I own are Dutch books from my childhood I would love to show some pictures from them one day. In the mean time I will come and check what else you have :)

Tammie Lee said...

oh you lucky woman!
the perfect gift for your collection.

i love it when you share these books, such gorgeous illustrations.

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Wow, these are amazing! Thanks for sharing:) I'll keep my eyes open for this as well!

Plushpussycat said...

What sweet illustrations! Looks like a good story too. I must read this! Please show us more! :-) xo Jennifer

Stephanie said...

Great addition to your collection. Love the illustrations.

Vicky Lovejoy said...

Oh wow, these illustrations are so adorable, I'd love to own a copy!! You have such an amazing collection!! Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

Balwinder Kumar Grover said...

Wow this one is really amazing art.
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