Eggs and Bonnets

March 26, 2012

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I’d been wanting to read Elsa Beskow’s ‘The Sun Egg’ for a good three years now. (In which a little elf mistakes an orange for a “sun egg”, that has fallen out of the sky.) Finally felt like Julia was able to sit through the text. (Although now that I see it, it would have been fine for her last year.) I’d say ages 4 and up. Elsa Beskow writes books that are so magical, so enchantingly delightful – her art and words are like little fairy footsteps of dew dancing across the page…

PERFECT EASTER PRESENT! It’s a steal on Amazon right now; I’ve seen it go for double the price on other sites and other bookshops.  You know I have the idea that some books you borrow, some books you buy. Elsa books, I buy.

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I’ve owned ‘Miss Flora McFlimsey’s Easter Bonnet’ since I was six years old. Do you recall the Flora Valentine’s book I showed y’all in February? I love Flora McFlimsey!! This Halloween, I want the Halloween book -- there’s a whole series! My copy has lost the jacket cover and is somewhat stained on the outside, so I found this much nicer looking cover picture to show you, from the blog Useful or Beautiful.

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All the dollies get new Easter clothes and hats. Except for Miss Flora, oh no! But a kind rabbit makes one for her, complete with bunny ear holes. Who will win the Easter Party costume contest? (SPOILER: Flora wins for best hat.)

“And what was the prize? Miss Flora McFlimsey couldn’t quite remember – it had all happened such a long time ago. Perhaps it was that little bottle of eau de cologne in her trunk or her lace parasol.”

I love these old fashioned books! I want to have a fancy bonnet and wear it while watching ‘Easter Parade.’ Who’s with me?




7 comments:

  1. Oh my! I have so many little bunnies in my head. Miss Emma is obsessed but can you imagine the horror of a cute bunny digging his way out?

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  2. Elsa Beskow is so wonderful. I need to dig some out. Miss Flora looks precious, and I must check the library soon. :o)

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  3. HA HA Ana! Watch out for those bunnies in the head!

    @Danzel: Oh how I love Elsa and yes, go see if your library can get you the Flora McFlimsey -- we just read it last night!

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  4. Thanks girlies, I'm such a sucker for pretty -- it could be utter rubbish on the pages but show me a pretty book cover and I'm sold -- happily the stuff INSIDE the book is fab as well!

    Just saw the 'Swimmy' cake on your post -- DIVINE!

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  5. the flora book looks like a real treasure--I"ve never seen it before! Also, the sun egg--I feel like I tried to find it at our library a while ago and I was disappointed. I will look again....

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