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Saturday, September 1, 2012

"We Like Kindergarten" by Clara Cassidy and Elouise Wilkin



It is that time of year again ... time for school to begin! 
 



For some sweet children, this is the big time; the jackpot.  They are finally old enough to enter kindergarten!  In honor of this, I have decided to scan this precious book illustrated by Elouise Wilken and narrated by Clara Cassidy.  It was first published in 1965.  I found this copy at Half-PriceThursdays at St. Vincent de Paul  a couple of days ago for only 14 cents.  My regular readers will be happy to know that these children at least get a nap, unlike the two little troopers in "We Help Daddy".          




























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15 comments:

Tammy said...

We had that book, so this was quite a trip back in time for me! Am also a big fan of Eloise Wilkins. Thanks so much!

Kathy said...

Always enjoy a good trip back in time - especially to children's toys and books.

ScotSue said...

I could not help smiling when I saw your first photograph - it was so bright, colourful and happy. The book struck a chord, as it made me think of our little granddaughter who has just started pre-school nursery. Thank You.

Wendy said...

Oh my -- that teaching clock is a real blast from the past!

Kathy Hart said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful trip back in time - as a former first grade teacher, this brought back a flood of memories.

Lynn said...

That looked like a sweet book!

Little Nell said...

Another one of your treasures. Good old Fisher Price too. We had quite a few of those toys; an aeroplane and a very chunky red cassette player.

Karen S. said...

Oh the Fisher Price clocks, I never had my own, but my friends did! Then later I was the mom and guess what....off to the store for Fisher Price stuff! Great flash back with the story book, Dick and Jane and their sister Sally and Spot the dog that was my favorite series. What a fun post going back in time of days that were fun and our colors were bright! Your weekend sounds much like ours. We just got back from the lake, and tomorrow is State Fair day!

Bob Scotney said...

I met a young boy this week out walking the neighbour's dog (for money so he said). I was interested in the dog but all he wanted to tell me that he was going to go to 'big school' next week as he was too big for kndergarten any more.
We had lots of Fisher toys when our children were small but they were only really interested in their picture books - rather like the one you have shown.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

What a treasure! It gives me some ideas of books I could buy for my little granddaughter.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Oh, I am such a fan of Eloise Wilken! Such sweet little faces. I see the price had gone to $.89 by 1965.... When I was little, my mom would buy me a LGB at the grocery when she had enough $ left. They were $.25! Different times....

Joy said...

Yes that definitely looks a more fun day than "we help daddy", even without the nap:-) What an inventive use of the clock prompt, fisher-price looks an enjoyable way to learn the time.

Christine H. said...

I've never seen this book before, but the illustrator is familiar to me.

TICKLEBEAR said...

That is one clock I didn't expect to see in this context. Good find!!
:)~
HUGZ

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...


Hello Kathy,

Thank you very much for your generosity to share this so lovely book with these so beautiful illustrations!!!! I had this book on my childhood and I never forgot it!
Now, with your help, I could see again this happy kindergarten!!:-)
( We like Kindergarten )

All the best!!!
Lucia Guimaraes Maier - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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