Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sweet Find

I came across these cute story book/records in Vinnie's recently and of course, being the big nostalgic kid I am, couldn't resist them :-)



They were made in the 1960s and each book is beautifully illustrated and contains a double sided record.



I can just imagine a little kid all cosy in their pyjamas excitedly waiting for their Mum to flip over to Side B to hear how the story ended :-)

Aaah, life before MP3s, DVDs, WIIs...

13 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

I loved books on record when I was a kid. I always went mad looking for mum or dad to turn the record over so I could keep on with the story. At least they knew they had a good 20min stretch or so before I'd require their attention.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Omg I totally think I had bambi - wow....

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I remember the record books from when I was a kid - especially Strawberry Shortcake - great find.

littlebyrd said...

cute cute cute! Do you have a record player?

grunge-queen said...

OMG! Flashback to the 1970s! I loved these things - forgot about them until you reminded me! Don't you love the are on the Hansel and Gretel?

Missa said...

I loved record books as a kid too, and can still remember my first little made of plastic record player! Sweet find :)

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

oh my goodness! i'm so jealous!! record books were so much fun, and i think i even had that Bambi book!

Vonlipi said...

I didn't have any of those as a kid...those are so sweet! :)

Andy Tan said...

Oh my I love your site! And you have a really good eye, awesome vintage finds! Hope to feature your finds in my blog one of these days. I'll link you in!

andyquirks.blogspot.com

kurrabikid said...

What a brilliant find! We always come home from our fave secondhand shop with at least 1 book for the 4yo (argh - overflowing bookshelves!). Last week I scored Blinky Bill for $2. A childhood favourite of mine.

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

OH! I LOVE those!!

Thrifted Treasure said...

I LOVE the way things like this can bring back childhood memories for our generation :-) LittleByrd - I don't have a record player with us here in Oz but isn't this just the perfect excuse to hunt down a gorgeous vintage aqua one!

Fancy Fodder said...

What fun!
I remember these and the excitement of getting home to listen to them. You could order them in the Scholastic readers back in the day. Such a simple childhood joy...
xoxoxo
Franny