Clickity Click

Clickity Click

Posted on 02/16/2014


Photo taken on February 15, 2014

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PIP

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At an early age I was surrounded by books thanks to my Grandma. While she had some difficulty reading, she loved books despite often having to have them read to her.

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24 comments - The latest ones
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Oh Christine, this book looks to be very precious, are they illustrations inside too ? The lovely Art Nouveau style Pip is fabulous, I can understand that your grand mother loved her books if they where all this lovely !
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Nylonbleu
Thank you Isabella,I appreciate your kind words. Yes, there are black/white illustrations inside & I think I should have included one in the note section. I'm not sure after all these years where the rest of my childhood books are.
4 years ago.
Adrian Bollans
Adrian Bollans
I was raised on Enid Blyton though more Famous Five and Noddy & Big Ears but that signature is instantly recognisable on all of them. This is a lovely capture, red against the black, the black highlighting the beautiful illustration on the front. I wonder what the original dust cover would have looked like!
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Adrian Bollans
Thank you Adrian I appreciate your commenting. Noddy rings a distant bell but the other book I remember was about a bear and his name was Rupert. As to the dust cover on Pip, I am not sure it had one but it was a long time ago. :) lol
4 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Never read this one, what a gorgeous looking book.
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to fragglerocks
It is colorful, although the illustrations are in black/white. Thanks fraggle:)
4 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Wonderful story of your grandma! I love the book!
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Valfal
Thanks Val always appreciate your feed back. :)
4 years ago.
Yvette Chew
Yvette Chew
Cracking shot Christine. I have never heard of this book but I used to read Enid Blyton as a child and I used to have a cat named Pip.
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Yvette Chew
Thank you Yvette, I appreciate your thoughts as always. I am going to have to look up more of Enid Blyton's books now. What a great name for a cat!!!
4 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
An excellent memory, for sure.
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to *starless*
Thanks ... appreciate your thoughts! :)
4 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
That's great, handed down books are wonderful things, old books seem so much better made than modern ones
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Amazingstoker
Thanks, this photographed nicely, it's actually a bit on the worn side after all these years. :)
4 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
They don't make them like they used to....what a beautiful book !!!!
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to s@ssyl@ssy
Thank you sassy, I've spent many hours with books, a great escape from the hectic world sometimes. :)))
4 years ago.
Coco
Coco
Very touching that she instilled a love of reading in you and lovely photo.
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Coco
Cordia, thank you, her gift of books has been a blessing all these years. :)
4 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Hi Christine,

I never read this book. Little Pip looks so cute. What a gift your grandmother passed on to you. I was raised on the Noddy books and then read them to my son. What a fun writer Ms. Blyton was. Karen
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Karen I remember the Noddy books and also one about a bear called Rupert. What fun those books were! Thank you:)
4 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset has replied to Clickity Click
Oh yes Christine, Rupert Bear!! Loved him. My son and I would spend hours watching his show on TV. They were really clever stories and fun for kids and grown ups (well, if I could be considered a "grown up". It's nice to meet others that enjoyed these wonderful books.
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thank you, always appreciate the feed back. I never cease to enjoy children's books. :)
4 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
I think the best thing about many of the old children's books were the lovely illustrations and line drawings. This is special that it belonged to your grandmother and she passed on the precious love of books!
4 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
The illustrations in this book are black and white I should take a pic of some of them. :) Thanks Cathy!!
4 years ago.