Friday, April 8, 2011

Our Eloise Wilkin child........

Every day I look at our little Arwen I am  reminded or one of my favourite illustrators ~ Eloise Wilkin.

I have always loved the sweet scenes of the children in their everyday life situations.
I even have two little books from my own childhood and I would look over and over at my favourite pages longing for the 'home life' I would see depicted on the pages. I still love to look at these too.
This is one I think of when I see Arwen in her little 'piggy tales'
We Help Daddy is one of the books I read over and over to our older boys when they were little. Interestingly enough we have two versions of this book. One in 1973 where the Daddy is smoking a pipe and a later version where the pipe has been edited out of the pictures, but the Daddy still has the same hand positions. Not until you see the two together can you see the difference.
This is the other favourite book that we have read for many years too, We help Mommy.
I just love the way the children are involved in the day to day life in the home.
Our nature girl playing outside in one of the trees near the house.
Don't you love the little piggy tales on this sweet little head.
The Eloise Wilkin picture sweet.
Autumn's favourite book as a little girl was Baby Dear and she had me read this one for ages too....
Corbyn's favourite books to be read: The Boy with a Drum along with Baby Looks, and Baby's First Christmas, we have two versions we would read to him.
I  just love this picture from one of our books...My Little Golden book about God
This one could be our Arwen as well, as she sat today on the rocking chair with her baby love. A familiar site in our home.

These are some of the books we have by Eloise Wilkin that are family favourites in our home! It is hard to find images or links to all the books we have by Eloise Wilkin to share with you , but these are the ones I have found.

I hope you have enjoyed meeting one of my favourite illustrators and how much I love seeing her little girl in our little girl.

Blessings to you and your homes,


ccc said...

I, too, love Eloise Wilkin! We have the pipe version of We Help Daddy-I didn't know there was an edited version!!
Thank you for the well wishes on my two new little ones. God Bless

Vellvin said...

She is so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Gae...she is just so sweet and yes, she really does look like the pictures :)

Mrs. M.

Deanne said...

I had some of those books as a child and they were my favourites, I had no idea who the illustrator was though!

Nabila Grace said...

Oh I love Eloise as well. We have all of those same books. :o) I have enjoyed sharing them with my kids :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gae,
Arwen is so cute! She does look like the little girl in the books.:-)
I have read some of these to my children too. "We Help Daddy", "The Boy with the Drum", and "My Little Golden Book About God" are stored in a box in my spare room waiting to be read to my grandson. :-) Hold on to those books of yours, you will do the same one day. :-)
Have a nice weekend,

Anne ♥

Anonymous said...


Those children's books sound and look delightful! Also, your little girl with the pigtails is adorable. :)


Gina said...


I love Eloise Wilkin too! Her pictures depict such innocence. Beautiful!

Your daughter is darling. :)


Tiffany said...

Hi Gae~ You're a winner! Stop over and see:-)
Be sure to send me your address. Thank you and God Bless!

Calvintage Jen said...

Oh, I like Eloise Wilkins, too! We have the Golden book about God, and Poems to read the very Young. Another good illustrator who has that same innocence in their drawings is Martha Alexander; and then Joan Walsh Anglund, too.


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