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September 19, 2012

Book Look: Ed Emberley's "Drawing Book of Animals"

I'm starting a new feature over here at NM. For those of you who know me, you know I hoard love collecting books. Coffee table books, novels, kids' books, etc. New and old (but mostly old). Right now our living room shelves and nook bookshelf are pretty much maxed out with our finds, but there's always room for more, right? To me, there is no such thing as owning too many books. (Well, maybe there is. But I haven't reached that point just yet.) 

My parents and James's parents saved our most favorite books from our childhoods, and we've added a few other goodies to our collection from our weekend thrifting adventures, too. The book I'm featuring today is Ed Emberley's "Drawing Book of Animals," c. 1970. I love, love, love Ed Emberley, and when I found this book at an Athens thrift store for $.25 (!!) I scooped it up in a flash. I love that the dedication reads: "For the boy I was, the book I could not find." 

Obviously I love to draw and I love art, so this book is right up my alley. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite pages (click on images to zoom):

After looking through this book, who isn't inspired to doodle that sly fox?!

Score Ed Emberly's books and other gear for yourself! here + here

Happy treasure hunting 


  1. It's like you were reading my mind when you wrote today's post, Natty! I've got a question for you: what unique children's book would you suggest to give as a gift to expectant parents? (I ask because we're attending a baby shower next month and were asked to bring a book in lieu of a card on the gift. Since there will be lots of people attending, we wanted to give a unique book that they won't get multiples of.)


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