It’s Time For Thanksgiving
Sechrist and Woolsey
As we start heading into November, I thought I would share this little holiday gem that had not left the shelf in at least 20 years. It might have been longer than that, but the library automated in 1995 so what happened before is anyone’s guess.
This book is actually done by 2 youth librarians and is perfect for anyone wanting to have some themed ideas for a preschool or story time —in the 1950s. It has skits, crafts, poems, and stories that are perfect for a story time or teacher led program. I have a feeling these librarians assembled their best stuff and wrote a book for their fellow youth librarians. This was the 1950s equivalent to a Pinterest board or story time ideas blog.
I think it needs to be retired just on the fact that a few crafts depend on using hatpins.
Thanksgiving Crafts and Cookbook
Just in case you have no ideas what to do this Thanksgiving holiday, this book is for you. The illustrations are just outrageous. That groovy doe-eyed look on everyone from Pilgrims to the modern people is just….weird. Think of these as a pencil version of a Peter Max wannabe. I think I will stick to my traditions of the Lions losing and marathon Hallmark Channel movies.
Victorian Christmas Crafts
I pulled this book for weeding as it was falling apart and had a bit of an odor problem. I love the idea of traditional Victorian Christmas crafts, but this book wasn’t doing the job. I am not a particular fan of the illustrations. There is too much pink and not enough visual instruction. I like pink as much as the next person, but going through this book was making me a bit crazy. Between the odor and the pink, time for this one to die a natural death.