Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Little Golden Books by Eloise Wilkins

Some of my favorite vintage Little Golden Books were illustrated by Eloise Wilkins. I found this book, Baby Dear(1962) at a thrift today for .50 cents. It's a beautifully illustrated story of a little girl, her doll and a new baby. I was wondering if this book is currently in reprint and found a pack of Wilkins' most beloved books at Amazon which included Baby Dear.

Born and educated in Rochester, New York in 1904, Wilkins' drawings of people always remind me of German Hummels with their cherubic faces and soft muted colors. These old fashioned classics are a treasure!

More about Eloise Wilkins, the artist
and her published works here.


Charlotte said...

Thanks for posting this! I LOVE Eloise! Those books are precious and innocent. I only wish I had a little girl to share them with, rather than a little boy. His interest in them will likely be short.

Alyson said...

Thanks for sharing these. My mother gave me Baby Dear when she came home with my little sister. I have loved Wilkins' stories and beautiful, old-fashioned illustrations for years. I just found my compilation at TJ Maxx. They had a 'daytime' and a 'nighttime' story collection.

Annette said...

I love Eloise Wilkins's illustrations. I lucked out and found a huge book of posters from her artwork. Beautiful stuff.

Alexandra said...

Thanks for your comments. :)

Annette! What a wonderful find.

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