Grammar Can Be Fun

by Munro Leaf, 1934

This title by Ferdinand author Munro Leaf makes grammar so fun that you pass out or die.

These are the end papers. Mr. Leaf drew them while chatting on the phone. Probably on a napkin or the back of his cable bill.

Good advice for when Abe Lincoln asks you how you feel. He’s nice like that.

At the end of the book Mr. Leaf invites the reader to write a bunch of stuff in the the back of the book.

The previous owner took him up on it. A lot. There are like six pages like this. Mostly drawings of ladders and random scribbles.

WHY CHILDREN WILL LIKE IT: Abe Lincoln, wobbly necks, a big spider

Winter Blast!

Presenting some of our favorite wintry images for this holiday season . . .

John Leech - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843

Denver Gillen - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May, 1939

Ruth Gannett - Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, 1946

Jean Charlot - Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown, 1949

Crockett Johnson - Harold at the North Pole, 1957

Carl Hanser - Das Hexen-Einmal-Eins, 1998

Robin Mitchell and Ruth Steedman - Snowy and Chinook, 2005

Nickolaj Tyrsa - The Snow Book by Vitaly Bianki, 1926

Remy Charlip - David's Little Indian by Margaret Wise Brown, 1956

Gyo Fujikawa - The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, 1961

J.Otto Seibold - Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh, 1997
Ludwig Bemelmans - Parsley, 1953

M.B. Goffstein - Our Snowman, 1986

Lane Smith - Pinocchio the Boy (or Incognito in Collodi), 2002


Ennio Di Majo - Piccoletto by Renato Rascel, 1958

Uri Shulevitz - Snow, 1998

Sam Berman - Pixie Pete's Christmas Party, 1957

Harry McNaught - The Road to Oz, 1951

Harry McNaught - The Tin Woodman of Oz, 1952

Henrik Drescher - Looking for Santa Claus, 1984

Rnold Kohn - The True Book of Holidays by John Wallace Purcell, 1955

J.P. Miller - Jingle Bells by Kathleen N. Daly, 1964
Elizabeth Enright - Kees by Marion King, 1930

Petra Mathers - Herbie's Secret Santa, 2002

Lewitt-Him - The Little Red Engine Gets a Name by Diana Ross

Dr. Seuss - study for Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 1975
Raymond Briggs - The Snowman, 1978
George De Santis - The Littlest Snowman by Charles Tazewell, 1955
Ezra Jack Keats - The Snowy Day, 1962

Roy McKie - Snow by P.D. Eastman, 1962
Patrick McDonnell - South, 2008

Vladimir Radunsky - The Story of a Boy Named Will by Daniil Kharms, 1993
Marc Simont - The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss, 1949

Once Upon a Wintertime from Walt Disney's Classic Storybook, 2001

Thomas Nast - Twas the Night Before Christmas, 1865

Jozef Wilkon - The Story of the Kind Wolf by Peter Nickl, 1982