Wednesday, May 14, 2008

wednesday = books

So no big surprise today…our book is:


Title: Look Alive Libby
Author: Catherine Woolley
Illustrator: Liz Dauber
Copyright: 1962 {mine is the seventh printing, May 1975}
Publisher: William Morrow & Co.

I scanned the story quickly & from what I can gather Libby spends the summer with her Aunt in a cabin rental by the water…how nice for Libby you’re thinking:







But actually things do not go smoothly & there’s some trouble in paradise:



And of course there’s the burying of the Aunt in the basement after Libby has killed & cut her up…


No! I’m just kidding about that! That’s just what this image made me think of. I’m sure there’s a perfectly good, non-criminal story behind that image…

I also had to show this image of the sign out card that was in the book, isn't that sweet?! {well, except for that big discarded stamp across it...that's sad}


I’m going to show other books from the stack I photographed in the coming weeks so I hope you’ll come back and check it out!

p.s. Welcome new readers who have come via True Up – I hope you’ll be regular visitors from now on. Or well, at least on Tuesday’s when I feature vintage fabric!

9 comments:

Artsy Momma said...

I am loving the illustrations for this book!

Cant wait to see what the other books reveal.

Victoria said...

Yay!! I am so happy that "Look Alive Libby" was the chosen book!

It did not disappoint. Great illustrations, and I love your humorous take on Libby's possible devious deed!

Cass said...

Great illustrations and I agree about the basement shot

sweetcheese said...

I am in love with those illustrations! And you have the best thrift store luck.

mommiesbee said...

Just love it! The Due Date card is priceless. Thanks for sharing this adorable book!

kristin said...

thanks for taking the time to post all these...they are wonderful!!!

Miss Paula said...

I had to read that Aunt comment a couple of times. I could believe a book that old would have the killing of an Aunt in it!! Too funny!

dawn said...

you are too funny. Had the aunt been killed and the niece investigated using forensic technologies my (10 year old) daughter would be all over this book!

jordynn said...

Very cute illustrations... except... is Libby not wearing a shirt on the cover? You can see her sleeves, but there's no neckline in sight. Must be a very tall turtleneck.