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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Learning English in 1944


I found these fun vintage school books at the thrift store.  Written in the style of the infamous Dick and Jane style children's reader books, I was captivated by the charming artwork and colorful pictures.











Kind of fun aren't they?
Hope you have a great weekend.

xo
Danielle





21 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Oh my we need to teach courtesies again in school! Cute book!

Helen and her Daughters said...

What a great find, I love old books and especially ones that have such wonderful illustrations!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Those are scrumptious! I wish there were more books around like those, such delightful pictures and so fun to read and look at!! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!!
xo Holly

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

I love old books like those... just seem so much more charming than many of todays... xoxo Julie Marie

NanaDiana said...

Oh- They are SO much fun. I love all those vintage childhood books- xo Diana

Debbie said...

so wonderful that you appreciate these beautiful books danielle!!

you have lot's of fun treasures!!

GardenofDaisies said...

A book that teachers reading and manners all at the same time!! :-)

Kathy said...

Our educational system would do well to bring these back into the curriculum! There is SO much information for our children to be taught in todays world that things like this have fallen by the wayside. And don't even get me started on the lack of written communication skills. The other day I heard some silly Valentine segment on the news where they were saying you should tell your sweetheart how you feel about them in person because emotion couldn't be properly conveyed in an email or text. Um. Really? Has everyone forgotten about poetry and love letters and the art of writing letters?? Oh, I wasn't going to get started....

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Imagine the days when children were taught to be polite and courteous at school! Too bad it wasn't still that way.

I love the Dick and Jane type illustrations in your books!

vintage grey said...

These are so fun and neat! Whatever happened to kids learning this! I wish I would of had these books when I was teaching! ;) Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Oh they are lovely, and quite different from todays books l might add :-). Have an old norwegian school book from 1930s and several of my mum and dads childrens books from the thirties and fourties. Apprechiate them so much. Thanksfor sharing your great books here, such fun. Hope your week is a lovely one. Blessings, Pam

Sandy Camarda said...

I collect those too and they are great for art journaling!!

Sandy xox

must love junk said...

What fun books!!
Susan

Julie said...

I LOVE these types of books. I went to parochial schools for all 12 years, and oftentimes, because of lack of funds, our textbooks were from the 1940's & 50's (I started school in 1966). Old textbooks bring back such fond memories for me. Every time I see one at a thrift or antique store, I just have to have it. What a treasure you've found!

VintageBettys said...

I love old school books:)

craftyles said...

I love them! The text and the graphics are so cute. I can't ever pass up books like this.

Ana said...

Great finds Danielle. I love vintage books...I fear soon all books will be extinct with this new technology and all. Gotta save those old ones, don't you think? Hope your doing well my friend.

❤Ana

Tazas y Cuentos said...

I love vintage school readers, those illustrations...I've been buying some lately too.
These are great!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

Ivy and Elephants said...

How cool are these, I just love old readers! I try to pick them up when ever I find them. What great finds!
Hugs,
Patti

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Love these and I sure wish courtesy was still important to everyone!! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! I have a few old readers and treasure them! This one is really sweet!