Friday, 1 May 2009

op shop fix

for a while, i thought i'd be leaving empty handed, until i chanced across- tall small hairy scary; the zoo in poetry and pictures, which is possibly my favourite find ever. The georgeous illustrations are by olindo giacomini, whom i'm not familiar with but who reminds me of m. Sasek. i wouldn't be surprised if this book inspired the dreamworks animation, madagascar.

I also found a sweet book called meet the woodland folk which is full of lovely characters. My final find was the golden circle tropical recipe book. This is full of terrific 60's copy, archaic food stylings and many suggestions on how to incorporate tin pineapple into imaginative family meals.


Amelia said...

i love those books! I was wondering if you knew about Melbourne's collaborative op shopping blog 'I op therefore I am'

there are links there to maps and addresses of Melbourne's op shops. let me know if you are interested in joining.

regards, Amelia

Beck said...

oh my god I have that golden circle tropical recipe book it's hilarious!!! it even inspired an edible exhibition at tenement gallery years ago, weirdly enough people ate the works on opening night thinking it was the buffet...
that zoo book is absolutely brilliant and congratulations on such an awesome find, i'm suffering severe op-shop envy right about now!!!

myf said...

how funny! i must admit i'm partial to a icky trifle but hope i would have been observant enough to not accidentally eat artworks- yikes.

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