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Thursday, August 11, 2022

PAPA SMALL: Repairing a Leak Under the Sink

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Papa Small fixes the kitchen sink. 
The small Smalls watch. 
"Papa Small" by Lois Lenski, 1951
Isn't this adorable? 
I need to know more about Papa Small.
You can borrow 2004 reprint from OPEN LIBRARY here.
Enjoy!
xo

I borrowed the book online and read it.
It is an absolutely charming story about a family who works together. This story tells what they do every day of the week. The children help with every chore cheerfully. I read this copy at the Internet Archive All you have to do to join is enter your email and think of a password. Here is the link to read the story and be thrilled with it. They allow you a little over one hour to read this book. You can arrow click through every page. You are never too old to enjoy a children's picture story book 
xo

10 comments:

Linda Sand said...

That's familiar to me. I recognize those people but I don't know why. A book?

Content in a Cottage said...

Linda Sand -- Yes, it's a book illustration from a 1951 children's book entitled PAPA SMALL by Lois Lenski. In the early days before everyone had a TV this is how children learned and were entertained. xo, Rosemary

Coco said...

I haven't thought of the Smalls in years. Our elementary school library was where I became acquainted with them and when I opened your post I felt a soft thud (a good one though!) in my chest. So happy to see them again!

Pam said...

They are the cutest family!

Content in a Cottage said...

Coco -- The same artist illustrated Betsy-Tacy series too but the Smalls are way cuter. I missed those books that were your favorites but I absolutely love this illustration. I can see why you got that good thud in your chest. Glad I found it for you. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Pam -- I know. I love them and their little dog too.
xo, Rosemary

auntp said...

I have always loved Lois Lenski books and their illustrations, so I have collected several of them over the years. They are definitely some of my favorites. Papa Small is a new title to me, and I love this picture!

Content in a Cottage said...

auntp -- Papa Small is new to me too. I think there were several books featuring the Small family with illustrations by Lois Lenski. I adore this one too with the whole family. I wonder why Mama Small is angry? She should be happy the little Smalls are trying to learn plumbing from Papa Small. Maybe she wants to mop the floor. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

UPDATE: I actually read this book online at the Internet Archive. I posted a copy of the cover and the link so you can read it too. It's beyond charming. You have to "join" but it's very simple. You just have to enter your email and think of a password. Then you can "read" the book too.

I updated the post with new links.

Enjoy. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

auntp -- Now that I have read the book, I see that Mama Small isn't angry at all. Those two lines near her face are just extensions of the baseboard. I sent this picture to my plumber who is the manager of a plumbing supply store and he is going to print it and put it up at the service window. He loved it and I'm sure all the plumbers who come in for parts will too.
xo, Rosemary