Thursday, January 22, 2015

It's Amazing!

Sometimes kids have important scientific questions, so it's up to you to have the important answers! On that note, this fun, facts-loaded Scholastic book from 1958 (based on a newspaper column syndicated by the George Matthew Adams Service) is just the ticket! Of course, if you're like me and just like to make up your own answers to these important kid questions, then sit back and enjoy the adorable illustrations by Fritz instead. EXAMPLES: "Where does dust come from?" Duh! Old people farts. "What do butterflies eat?" Duh! Human eyeballs-- just look at the picture! etc...















10 comments:

Karswell said...

FYI: the book has LOTS more illos too, so find yourself a copy today!

Craftypants Carol said...

man this is super cute!!!! i really really love the girl taking her temp and the little girl in bed! why do we have a fever? cause it's a lot of work levitating neato medicine bottles! why do we get tired and sleep? cause we look so darned cute doing it!!! is why!

Karswell said...

Haha! Also, you know that oyster smoking the stogie is all "Make me more poils, baby!"

Mr. Cavin said...

Yay! I love space children!

Karswell said...

Pretty sure they're pumping LSD into his helmet though

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

Interesting how this "50's style" in illustration has had a big comeback in cartoon tv shows in (I think) the late 90s or early 2000. It gives me a "Tartakovsky" feeling.
Also, the camel reminds me of King Leonardo or Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Toycoon said...

Terrific illustrations!

Karswell said...

Almost TOM TERRIFIC even! ;)

Glen Mullaly said...

Great stuff - the art reminds me of Jerry Smath. Any credit listed?

Glen Mullaly said...

Please ignore last comment - I read through the post properly and saw the credit for "Fritz". Thanks again!