Sunday, October 25

Birthday book!












It was my birthday yesterday and I must say Jacob gets top marks for his present!

I've been after a copy of Edward and the Horse written by Ann Rand and illustrated by your favourite and mine, Olle Eksell for ages but had really given up hope. They are almost impossible to get hold of, let alone with an original dust jacket. This is a first edition too so is extra special and it's pretty much my favourite thing in the world! I know he must have spent a fortune on it...

The illustrations are beautiful and the story is really funny. I never thought about doing children's illustration before but this book makes me think twice. 

Hope you are having a splendid weekend, folks.

7 comments:

warriorgrrl said...

Happy belated birthday! Top present, I think I had that when I was a little girl but I have a horrible feeling my parents sold it at a car boot sale...nooo! x

nath said...

happy birthday! and wow, that book is really quite splendid! an excellent birthday present. hope the rest of your day is as good!

louloulovesbooks said...

Happy Birthday...thanks for sharing your present with us...it's so good. Now wrap it up in velvet and don't let the light in!

Nicky said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fab day! : )

Chapter 9 said...

Really, really beautiful- what a special gift :)

Happy Birthday!

Megan said...

oh, how fun! happy belated birthday!

●• Thereza said...

happy belated birthday, lucky girl!
you'll keep an eye out for a copy of this gorgeous for myself.second hand shops, maybe...