I am a sucker for vintage books! Recent local book sales have netted me two fantastic books. One is an old reader called "I Know A Story". Aren't the colors stunning? SO vibrant!
How fun to learn to read using a book that others have used for decades!
The next one is a 1913 copy of Grimm's Fairy tales, illustrated by Hope Dunlap. It's a companion to this book, which I hope to buy soon.
Look at THOSE colors! And the detail! You just can't get books like this anymore! Teaching your children to respect books enough that they can enjoy vintage copies like these is habit worth cultivating. Care should be taken, of course, so as not to damage them in the reading, but the feel of vintage is so special, each child should enjoy it throughout their childhood.
My mother had a special set of books that she rescued from a house that was being renovated. It was published in the early 1920's. I spent HOURS looking over the poems, fairy tales, literature selections, antique science articles, and craft ideas. I think my love of vintage books was born in those pages. I'm so glad my mom saved those books. They grace my living room bookshelf now!
Get to a book sale or book store. Buy an inexpensive vintage children's book. Give it to your child and read it together. You won't regret it.