Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mittens by Clare Turlay Newberry

I have a special soft spot in my heart for vintage children's books featuring cats and kittens!   Mittens by Clare Turlay Newberry is one of my personal favorites.  The illustrations are so detailed and beautiful, and truly capture the daily life of a kitten at play or rest!   Clare Turlay Newberry was an author and illustrator of children's books.  She was from Oregon, and lived 1903 - 1970.  As well as Mittens, a few of her other titles included:  Barkis, Babette, April's Kittens, Smudge, and Marshmallow.  You'll find this beautiful 1936 vintage cat picture book, and other great vintage picture books featuring cats, here:  Vintage Cat Books at Birdhouse Books