Saturday, 13 August 2011

Pookie and the Swallows by Ivy L Wallace


I’ve just catalogued another beautiful Pookie book and wanted to share some of the illustrations with you.





This one is Pookie and the Swallows. If this is the first time you've come across Pookie you may not know that he is 'a little white rabbit with wings'.

In her introduction to the series Ivy Wallace explains the stories like this – Hello, everybody I’m Pookie, the rabbit with wings! Once upon a time my wings were little silly things. Everyone teased me about them, so I set out to seek my fortune. I had lots of adventures, then I got lost in a snowstorm – but Belinda saved me that cold winter’s night and kissed my wings. I live with Belinda now in Bluebell Wood and have lots of wonderful adventures. I do hope you enjoy reading this one!



In this story Belinda and Pookie watch the swallows building a nest under the eaves of their cottage. Soon there are eggs in the nest and not long after the chicks are born. Pookie has lots of fun with the chicks as they learn to fly and even looks after them now and again so the adult birds can have a rest. The story ends when the swallows fly off to Africa to escape the winter. Beautifully illustrated throughout.


Update July 2016: The featured book is now sold. March House books closed on my retirement in 2015, but I am still happily blogging here at March of Time Books. Your visits are always appreciated.

12 comments:

  1. I just love your blog. I shared it on My Life.'s face book page. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I just love company. Donna

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  2. barbaraannefisher13 August 2011 at 20:59

    Thank you so much for including me on your face book page – that’s a lovely thing to do! I really appreciate it. I also appreciate your visits and comments.Barbara

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  3. You always have such beautiful children's books to offer. I'm jealous...

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  4. barbaraannefisher13 August 2011 at 22:00

    Hello Jo Ann
    Thanks for calling in. No need to be jealous I’m always happy to share!
    Barbara

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  5. Now this book is just too darn cute. I have never heard of the Pookie stories. How fun.

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  6. barbaraannefisher14 August 2011 at 07:41

    Hi Donna
    Not only is he cute he also has his own fan page on facebook!
    Barbara

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  7. I just found your blog and will be one of my favorites. I have always loved children's books and I am old enough to remember some of the classics. Thanks for the memories.

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  8. barbaraannefisher14 August 2011 at 17:58

    Hello Robert
    Welcome!
    Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. As you can probably tell I love children's books too!
    Do you have a blog?
    Barbara

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  9. This book looks too adorable for words! What sweet illustrations!

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  10. barbaraannefisher19 August 2011 at 12:43

    Hello Sophie
    The illustrations are lovely and it’s a sweet story too. Glad you like it.
    Barbara

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  11. What luck! my favourite children's book - Pookie - has survived since the mid 1940s. I now enjoy sharing this wonderful tale with my grandchildren. The book itself is a little worse for wear, having gone through myself, my sister, my own two children, and now another generation. I hope that many more children and their parents enjoy reading this delightful story for many years to come.

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  12. barbaraannefisher7 December 2011 at 13:03

    Hello Lavinia, I only discovered Pookie in the last few years but am now a devoted fan! It's nice that you still have the original book to share with future generations.

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I really appreciate your comment. Thank you!
Barbara xx

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