Fidget's new favorite book in our house:
I cannot tell you how excited I was to find this little Random House popup book book earlier this year while antiquing. I thought it was a steal at 7.50, and a quick check online confirmed it. It is in perfect condition and totally takes me back to my childhood. Fidget is being very careful with the pull tabs because she knows it is special, but she can hardly contain her excitement either.
Published in 1967, designed by Paul Taylor and illustrated by Marvin Brehm, this pop-up version of The Night Before Christmas takes me back to the imagery of my childhood, although I doubt we ever would have owned something this fancy. The illustration is so folksy and kitschy and fun. I can't stop staring at the detail.
All the photos above are clickable and worth viewing at higher resolution over at flickr, I promise. There are several more pages, but without the motion, you do lose a bit of the magic, so I didn't shoot them all...
It's blustery, white and cold outside today. Perfect Christmastime weather, although it is giving drivers headaches... be careful out there, local friends. xoxo