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Archive for July, 2015

Today I have for you another image heavy post, this time about the joys and hazards of outdoor living.

Giant Jam Sandwich cover

The Giant Jam Sandwich came to me via the library book sale, it’s another book from the Weekly Reader Children’s Book Club. This book is from 1972 and I particularly like the sort of trippy illustration style. And the silly, silly story.

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First all these wasps hit town.

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Ruining everybody’s fun.

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So the people have a meeting to discuss what to do.

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They devise a silly plan involving . . .

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a giant loaf of bread . . .

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and a vast quantity of strawberry jam.

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which attracts and traps the wasps.

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Problem Solved! So they have a party.

Notice that in the upper right corner some birds are carrying away the giant jam/wasp sandwich wrapped in it’s giant picnic cloth for their dinner.

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stand back sneeze cover

This book seemed like an appropriate choice for today. Don’t know about the rest of you but I’ve been sneezing up a storm ever since the green things started growing. I’ve heard all the science; the spring arriving late made the plants and trees all go overboard to catch up, but that doesn’t exactly make the sneezing stop. Or even slow down a bit, I mean, seriously!

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So I’m guessing that I’m not the only one who can sort of identify with the poor old elephant. And empathize with everyone else who has to live through the onslaught.

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like these monkeys,

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and the panicked parrot,

and check out the way elly is strangling that little tree trying to suppress his sneeze.

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and the scaredy-bear.

Hope you all got a chuckle out of this vintage children’s book

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