Postcards From Puffin: 100 Book Covers in One Box Cards – September 13, 2012
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- Publisher : Puffin Books; Box Pos edition (September 13, 2012)
- Language : English
- Cards : 100 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0141333375
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141333373
- Reading age : 8 - 10 years
- Grade level : 3 - 4
- Item Weight : 1.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 2.5 x 4.6 x 6.7 inches
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I would say that at least half of them are for non-fiction titles as opposed to children's classics. My dad has been a children's librarian all of my life, and brought home a lot of English books that weren't common in the US but quite a few of the fiction covers in this collection were unfamiliar and the art style on a lot of those (and on some of the more well-known classics) wasn't to my taste (sketchy rather than polished).
There's a lot to love in the set, it was just a bit disappointing to go through them and find so little of what I'd expected.
Some of familiar titles found on these lovely postcards are The Very Hungry Caterpillar with the iconic caterpillar illustration by Eric Carle, The Snowman, The Wizard of Oz, Little Women, The Hobbit, Roald Dahl's The BFG, Stig of the Dump by Clive King (a childhood favorite of mine), C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth, Charlotte's Web, and many more.
Some of the obscure or vintage titles are covers of books with titles like "The Puffin Book of Lettering", "Better Handwriting", "A History of the Countryside", ""Wild Animals in Britain", etc. I was rather disappointed not to find any postcards featuring book covers of Enid Blyton's books (was she not ever published by Puffin?). The covers are a wonderful balance between vintage covers (such as Paddington At Large) and more contemporary ones (like Diary of a Wimpy Kid).
I had a pleasant afternoon browsing through these delightful and eclectic mix of postcards, and had a fond time reminiscing about childhood days spent absorbed in reading. Fans and collectors will probably want to keep a set for themselves and another to send to friends and family, especially those who love books and reading!
The only issue is the red paper used to line the interior of the box has discolored the edges of the cards. Since we plan to actually send them, this isn't problematic for us. However, a collector may be disappointed
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A nice mixture of titles to bring back happy memories of childhood reading. This collection cannot really be faulted. Stig of the dump where are you now?
The joy and delight from these 2 boxes for a voracious reader from childhood is immeasureable. Not only are there a scattergun of memories lurking to spring out and delight you but also a witty answer to every postcard need. Thank you card? Birth of a new child? Moving house? Congratulations? Remember when? Birthday? you will find a card suitable for any occasion - personalised far more intelligently than any computer generated one. Also they are beautiful in themselves; a group of them framed would also look stunning. No more my friends - just buy them and love them.