The Vintage Heidi

Since I’ve been on a vintage book kick I thought I would share two books I’ve been on the look out for. I prefer to look in used book shops, thrift shops, and yard sales for my kid’s books…so I am sure I could find this on ebay or Etsy quite easily, but part of the fun is in the hunt. These two little books have been on my radar for a bit now, its the anthropomorphic characters that steal my heart! They are both Whitman Tell-A-Tale books, perfect little sized pocket books. I can’t seem to find any author info online for the runaway pancake, but it seems to have the same story line as the gingerbread man, which has me wondering if it includes death-by-fox.

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5 Responses to The Vintage Heidi

  1. Rob says:

    What great illustrations! I remember The Runaway Pancake!!! (Rob)

  2. Mary says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hazelcatkins/8438041115/in/photostream/

    The art is by Ben Williams and the story is almost the same as on this folklore page!

    http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type2025.html#gander

    Good luck with your search! It’s a beautiful book!

  3. Heidi Kenney says:

    Rob, I agree—such cuteness! One day I will find that pancake book!

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks so much Mary :)

  5. Rachel says:

    My daughter would love the run away pancake! She is a fan of the ginger bread story. So cool.

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