Tuesday, July 24, 2012
There was an Old Lady who swallowed a Fly
One of my little op shopping jaunts last week yielded me this lovely vintage puzzle game for the grand total of 50 cents.
The illustration on the lid of the box immediately drew me in, but it was stuck down with stickytape so I couldn't check what was inside.
Why do Op Shops always do that? It always manages to damage the box.
It wasn't until I arrived home that I was very pleasantly surprised to actually find the name of the artist inside the cover of the box.
A little bit of research uncovered that Pam Adams was quite a prolific illustrator for a UK company named Childs Play which produces lots of puzzles and books.
Even more interesting was finding out that her very first book illustrations were for There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
They're my kind of Op Shop gold for sure!