Saturday, February 9, 2013

Look and Learn Spanish Saturday

When I saw Dell Publishing's 1962 Look and Learn Spanish recently, I had to have it -- not because I really want to learn Spanish (though that might be a pleasant side effect), but because Aliki Brandenberg's little illustrations are the most charming slice-of-life instructions I've ever seen.  I just had to share them.

Her friends live in an overcrowded apartment building!  This is why I love Brandenberg's style; I get the impression of dense urban living contrasted with youthful bliss here, and it's really just a very simple drawing.

Text copyright Francisco Ibarra.  Illustrations copyright Aliki Brandenberg. Look and Learn Spanish, Laurel Edition copyright Dell Publishing.

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