Today's vintage children's book, A Child's World of Stamps, is a repost from 2011. I love this book with it's fun facts and pictures of mini works of art/graphic design (stamps) from around the world.
The accompanying text has stories, poems and customs with interesting and fun facts. For example: "In 1840 the world's first postage stamp was issued in England. It cost one penny and became known as the Penny Black." "The camel is the ship of the desert." "Kangaroos like the rain. They often leap for joy during a rainstorm." "Eskimo is the Indian word for "eater of raw meat." "Japan, which means "source of the sun," is a chain of islands in the Pacific, where cherry blossoms, ancient shrines and festival kimonos contrast with modern factories and high-speed trains." I love this stuff.
What a great hobby for kids and adults!
A Child's World of Stamps
By Mildred Dupree
Stories Poems Fun and Facts From Many Lands
Parents Magazine Press, 1973