Friday, May 19, 2017

More Dick Bruna Books: The Apple, 1978

There was a 1978 copy of The Apple by Dick Bruna in the lot of books I received the other day. Just like the 1960s editions, the pages were richly colored screen prints.

The Apple is a charming story about an apple that is sad because it's on the ground and wishes it could see everything and travel. Luckily a bird comes along and helps.

Some of the newer books have glossy pages on lighter stock. It will be interesting to see when that change occurred. The other four books are late 1990s and early 2000s, and those have the glossy pages.

Regardless of the quality of the printing, the books are wonderful, simple, and tell delightful stories that resonate with children as well as adults.

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