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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Mr. Pine made signs.

He made signs that said STOP.

He made signs that said GO.

He made signs that said FAST.

And signs that said SLOW.

When Little Town needs signs, Mr. Pine is the man to do it.  When the sun, wind and rain take their toll, it’s time to make a fresh batch.  Mr. Pine sets to work quickly…but wackiness ensues when he looses his glasses on installation day!

Equal parts hilarity and exciting adventure, this 1948 classic chapter book tells the tale of a boy on a quest to rescue an overworked baby dragon from an island bristling with wild beasts.  The first in a trilogy that includes Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland.

I’m merrier than a terrrier.

Swish!  I’m a fish.

This 1951 classic easy reader bursts with joy, imagination and enough adorable art to charm a snake with.

Illustrated by Mary Blair of Disney animation fame and creator of character designs for Disneyland’s It’s a Small World ride.

Wordless.  Breathtaking art.  Perfection.

A classic that has it all—adventure, romance, humor and great art.  Equal parts tender-hearted and delightfully bizarre.  A sublime tale.

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