Monday, August 16, 2010

My Favorite Children's Books 2

Here is another children's book that made a big impression on me as a kid. Once again, I had no idea of the title, author, or illustrator. I could only remember that there were some very odd creatures and monsters in the book. I remember copying the illustrations of some of the weirder creatures as a kid. I recently read these books to my nieces who are 3 and 4 years old. As I read to them I realized that these books were pretty horrific and that many of the latest kids books I've seen recently are pretty tame.

Grandpa's Ghost Stories by James Flora

I imitated the image below in my own drawings as a kid. I found the cross section of the cave fascinating. To be able to see inside and out of the cave was genius.

The image of below is something that disturbed me a kid and still does.

1 comment:

Omgirl said...

This was one of my all-time favorite books as a kid too! Seeing the pictures you've posted still gives me the creeps, 30 years later! It brings back such strong, tangible memories of the way I was fascinated and terrified by this book at the same time. It's out of print now, sadly, and I can't find it anywhere for less than $100. Thanks for posting! It was a fun trip down memory lane!