Summer-time reading. It’s the best. Well, except for rainy-day reading and feeling-kind-of-sick, but-not -really, day reading and a-cold-day-in-the-bathtub reading.
When I looked through my collection of art featuring books and writing that felt like summer, I found days of sun-dappled leisure.
But, also, more than any other way I’ve categorized these images, summer-time reading seemed to bring out wit and story. So much is in the details.
Love the worm…
Love the dog…
Love the cat.
I appreciate this reflective reader.
This shaft of enlightenment.
The illustrator called this illustration from 1925 Intellectual Summer Holiday
I remember my teen-friend-sun-bathing reading, but it was usually with a Seventeen Magazine.
This one just made me smile.
Hope everyone has a lovely, not-too-hot, family-and-friends-to-hug, easy-going summer!
I love the collection of reading illustrations that you have gathered here over the years — of these, I particularly love Kevin Beers’ girl reading in bed. So many times I have been that girl.
That was totally what summer was for.
These illustrations really made me smile! What a lovely collection. Just think–a tea party on a clothesline. That’s one I will have to try.
Ha! So much for me noticing the details. Until you mentioned tea party, I hadn’t registered the tea pot hanging off the line.
These were really fun-great choices. Thank you!
Ashley, I love the Miss Bindergarten illustrations. Your characters are wonderful!
Love these, thanks so much!