Monday, January 30, 2012

Little Golden Book Monday #156

For today's Little Golden Book Monday, I wanted to post this photo I took of the Little Golden Book spinner Rack I found at the Barnes & Noble book store in Lynnwood, WA. This may be old news to those of you who have a Barnes & Noble in your back yard and see this everyday, but I was thrilled to find this spinner rack filled with Little Golden Books. Here in my area we have Chapters Books stores and in the past year or two, you would be lucky to find more than 2 or 3 Little Golden Books in stock, so finding an actual spinner rack filled with over 300 of them put a pretty big smile on my face.
I picked up The Courageous Captain America book that I had been wanting for a while. I saw a couple others I will probably pick up next time including a really cool DC Comics Super Friends book. I also have to admit that I wanted to go home with the spinner rack. My collection would look so cool displayed in that thing! Now that I think about it, I saw a vintage Little Golden Books spinner rack in a antique shop about 10 years ago while on a trip to Regina, Saskatchewan. It wasn't too expensive, but I had no way to bring it home in my car. I wonder if it would still be there ;-)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

January is reeeally creepin' me out!

The other day when we were out having dinner at a local restaurant, I picked up the newspaper to check out the funnies. Two things stuck out for me. First, I realized that I don't read the newspapers comics much any more, and that about half of the comics in this particular paper I had never seen before. And second, I loved the artwork in the final panel of this Doug Eat Dog cartoon enough that I took that page home with me. And by the way, Doug Eat Dog is one the ones I had never heard of before.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Little Golden Book Monday #155

Today's Little Golden Book is The Secret of NIMH, Mrs. Brisby and the Magic Stone. This book is from 1982, the same year the film, The Secret of NIMH, was released. The film was directed by Don Bluth, who also directed some other movies I enjoyed as a kid including An American Tale and Titan A.E.
Along with the cover, I have scanned the two inside front pages of the book. I love seeing who used to own my books, and I always wonder how many times they, or a parent read it to them? As you can see, this one belonged to Stephanie.
This is a movie that I had kind of forgotten about until I saw this book. I love animation, and I remember seeing this movie in the theatre back in 1982. I'm sure I probably rented it from a video store some time after that, but it is not a film I have in my collection. If this was a year or two ago, I would have visited my local movie rental shop this weekend to rent this one to watch with my son.  But, our local video rental shop just closed, and there are no other ones really close by. I guess I could always 'download' it, but that's just not as much fun as a trip to the video shop.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Little Golden Book Monday #154

Today's Little Golden Book is Disney's The Lion King, No Worries, The New Story About Simba from 1995. I'm not a fan of the movie Lion King, I only saw it once in the theatre back when it was first released back in 1994. Although the illustrations inside this book by Don Williams and H.R. Russell are actually pretty good, after flipping though this, I still have no interest in seeing the Lion King again. Pretty amazing, when you consider that the Lion King is the highest-grossing hand-drawn film in history, the highest-grossing 2D animated film in the US and the 14th-highest-grossing feature film. I'll stick to the soundtrack though, thank you.