Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Back round again...

I've been thinking back to childhood and how my sister and I loved Richard Scarry books! The wonderful golden books he illustrated and my favorites, What Do People Do All Day and Busy, Busy Town.

My sisters nickname was Lowly, so she was especially fond of finding the smiling little worm throughout the pictures, like a Where's Waldo of the 70's.I still have my childhood copies of these books and my kids have been enjoying them. I find them frequently at estate sales and add to my growing collection. I was suprised to find at the library a new set of Busytown Mystery books published this year and also a show on CBS Cookie Jar TV.Then I found this amazing Scarry themed birthday party at stitch/craft. Since Lowell's birthday is coming up soon and we're having a very special guest, I think I have my theme. This adorable garland on etsy by leJeune would top it off!

What a busy, busy time we will have!

13 comments:

Sian said...

That garland is fabulous! Thanks for the trip down memory lane today. Old childrens books is one of my favourite things to talk about

Hope | Paper Relics said...

I always loved that worm.

I am so excited - this is a GREAT theme. Perhaps you need invites? I can help with that if you do!!

snowbear said...

A great child's birthday party idea! You could have a wonderful time with that theme!! We have some Richard Scarry books around here.. but i don't recall which ones.. My youngest is 17.. they are no longer displayed.

GardenofDaisies said...

We loved Richard Scarry books! What a great party theme! Are you familiar with the Tinker and Tanker tales? My favorite was Tinker and Tanker and The Pirates. "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rootbeer!"

Bonnie said...

oh my gosh, I had that book Busy, Busy Town. I forgot all about it until now!

Amy said...

That is so adorable and I love all the Lowly Worms!!!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Terri said...

I always loved the Richard Scarry books! I really need to get my girls a copy of Busy, Busy Town.

Suz said...

I can't stand it. That banner is soooo cute! I want it and, of course, my husband would croak!!! That is a super idea for a party theme...so for it. I'll bet you could do a great banner yourself, Kari.

The Dreaming Bear said...

Thank you for this trip down memory lane! I LOVE Richard Scarry books...still have the original "Oh what a Busy Day" from my childhood. I treasure it. What a fabulous, unique party theme this would be!

Yvette said...

Oh how I loved Richard Scary books! They are the best. What great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing! All kinds of project ideas are now running through my head!

Pretty Things said...

I SO loved Richard Scarry books and was so disappointed that Zack didn't like them. That's ok, I kept them for myself!

Nicola said...

I have "Naughty Bunny" which I have had for a LONG time! It's still one of my treasured possessions and I still love the story and the illustrations.

Holly said...

Thanks for linking to my Busytown Birthday! My son's 6th birthday is coming up, and it will be hard to top last year!