Puffin picture books. Yawn!

BuildingAHouse1We have quite a collection of these puffin picture books from the 1950’s and early 1960’s. The illustrations are delightful and tell a story in a gentle and engaging way. Today one half of TheBigForest travelled up to Yorkshire, and back, for a one hour meeting. An evening reading puffin books and drinking tea is about all I’m good for to be honest. I will feel all bouncy again tomorrow…..yawn ……yawn….yawn!

Its no good, I can’t keep my eyes open any longer. Time for bed, said Zebedee!

Ps: There was children’s programme in the 70’s called The Magic Roundabout in the UK and it always ended with a character called Zebedee who had a spring rather than feet saying ‘Time for bed’. I only explain because so many of our blog readers are from the US and don’t want you thinking TheBigForest has totally lost the plot!

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TheBigForest. A silly artist maker creating in felt and paper construction. Like us on Facebook: TheBigForest. Find us at Twitter : twitter/TheBigForestuk


  1. Aww. So envious. I love old children’s books! They just don’t make drawings the same way these days 😦

    • We love illustrations which are strongly narrative and have lots of detail and so many kids picture books really deliver and create a magical world.

      One of our favourite illustration artists is SR Badmin and the work he did for Puffin and others in the 30’s to the 60’s. We must post some of his illustrations of trees – the same scene in summer and winter – stunning.

  2. Adam Hughes

    Reblogged this on Musician Adam.

  3. ann perrin

    Be assured fellow followers, the bears of the TheBigForest will never lose the plot!

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