Monday, September 8, 2014

Amy's Long Night

Some of these old Whitman Tell-A-Tale books from my childhood are so sugary sweet, you can almost get a tummy ache just reading them! As is the case with Amy's Long Night (1970) by Nancy Garber, and featuring some seriously cute illustrations by Lynn Wheeling. All lil Amy wants for her birthday is to stay up late, is that too much to ask??!! I can remember those days of forced exile to the bed, tucked away hours before the monsterama late show would even come on Channel 30. And the strange feeling of finally getting our wish, only to realize at sudden dawn that we somehow fell asleep without even knowing it, around the same time we usually went to bed anyway! The sights, the sounds-- the snacks! It may not have lasted ALL night, but it was all fun none the less. Your own adorable late night rite of passage begins now here at AEET, enjoy!















6 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

man that's so cute! i really love the doll on the bed and the one with amy on the couch with her books and 3 dolls and the doll size pillows - but i really love the image with the car lights in the window! that's really neat!

Mr. Cavin said...

I also really love the car lights picture. That would look really nice framed on my wall, I think. Man, I feel Amy's pain. This household goes to sleep at ten thirty every night, too. Sigh. And then it's quiet time for the next five and a half hours until my own bedtime. Thank god for ear buds!

JMR777 said...

Amy's reactions could be the reactions of a typical six year old girl, I wonder if the author came up with the idea from her own rambunctious six year old.

Karswell said...

For me, it doesn't get any better than the little boy at the bday party leading the blindfolded girl. I love the way Lynn illustrated Amy's sister on the second to last page too!

Man, know I have another Tell-A-Tale book around here somewhere with Lynn Wheeling artwork, as soon as I find it I'll get it posted-- thanks for the comments!

Naila Rainmaker said...

I like George. What a great dog!

Karswell said...

He's a cute lil mutt for sure!