But those rows and rows of shelves lined with gently loved books call to me and I can never resist seeing what I can find. The last time I went, I found a great pile of books, including these four:
Among the pile of books I bought was this find:
How to Behave and Why by Munro Leaf. I had never heard of it before but the simple illustrations and colors and the retro-ish lettering of the title drew me in. I leafed through the pages and decided it was worth the $2 tag. Once I got home and read through the whole book I pretty much fell in love with it.
This book is filled with all of those important things that moms tell their kids all the time - be nice, don't cheat, listen to your elders, don't whine, smile... and so on. It was written in 1946 but every word still applies to us today. This would make a great gift for anyone of any age. It's like a little instruction manual for life. Check out a few of the pages:
Don't be surprised if I give you a copy for your birthday.
**Just to be clear - the giveaway is only for the set of 4 books in the second picture. Leave me a comment telling me you want them and I'll do a drawing at the end of the week.**