Comments on: Book of the Week: Oh What A Busy Day http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:20:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201806 Anonymous Sun, 10 Feb 2008 22:11:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201806 This was my absolute favourite book as a kid, and I still own my original copy, published in 1978 and given to me that same year by my grandma for my 2nd birthday — I could read it again and again and never tire of it. The pictures never fail to fill me with a sort of haunting nostalgia. A great comfort. I’m so glad you mentioned it!

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201807 Anonymous Sat, 28 Apr 2007 19:45:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201807 hi check out m blog sometime.

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By: KatieJ http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201808 KatieJ Sat, 21 Apr 2007 01:12:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201808 This was a favorite book of mine as a child and my 3 year old rediscovered it for me at Grandma’s a few months ago- I still feel happy looking through that book- except the page with the Babes in the Woods, which makes me sad.

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By: Megan S. http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201809 Megan S. Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:14:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201809 the plot thickens – I just read a biblio on askart.com and in the same paragraph they use both “his” and “she” referring to Gyo. Hmm.

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By: Megan S. http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201810 Megan S. Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:10:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201810 I just looked at the article – very interesting. I was talking to my aunt once and she said, “your mom met him once,” and then I said, “Gyo is a man??” I also remember having the discussion at book club and Linda Inouye confirming that it’s a man. Very interesting – must do more research. Possibly ahead of his/her time in more ways than one!

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By: Julie http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201811 Julie Thu, 19 Apr 2007 22:06:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201811 Oh, I love this book. I have the one I grew up with. It is a part of me – child me & mom me!

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By: Annie http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201812 Annie Thu, 19 Apr 2007 19:47:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201812 I remember these (including one about babies) from my own childhood as well as reading them to my young kids (now 8, 11, 13). Thanks for the memory refresher…I love all the individual little expressions and busyness on each page. Much to be discovered.

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By: shetha http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201813 shetha Thu, 19 Apr 2007 15:39:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201813 I *love* Gyo Fujikawa’s books too! I have one that I grew up with – it’s an ABCs book. It has some amazing images throughout but sadly it’s not in the best shape (this is my fault – I thought the Black and White pages were for coloring when I was a little one). I find some of her stuff still at a favorite local bookshop: Powells Books. Thanks for reminding me to check there for some more!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201814 Design Mom Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:28:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201814 That is so funny, Megan. I also think Gyo is a male. In fact, when I started writing this post, I referred to Gyo as a he.

And then I googled the name trying to get more information on publishing dates, and the American Library Association had an article definitely referring Gyo as a she.

And since I already had an image of what I thought Gyo looked like in my head, I was sort of irritated at the new information. But I figured the ALA knew better than me.

Why did I think she was a he in the first place?

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By: Megan S. http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201815 Megan S. Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:36:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201815 Love these books and had them as a kid. Gyo is actually a man. I was very surprised to find it out because the illustrations seem to have a feminine softness to them.

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By: Queen Scarlett http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201816 Queen Scarlett Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:44:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201816 Thanks for introducing me to these books… they’re beautiful.

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By: Shauna http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201817 Shauna Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:51:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201817 Love the Mother Goose book and have been searching for a copy in better condition than mine. With my now grown and gone children, we read it almost every day. I loved that each rhyme had a picture to match. My very used copy made it through another generation of little ones, barely.

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By: Mandee http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201818 Mandee Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:42:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201818 Yes, I think I had the Mother Goose book, too. Thanks for reminding me. I’ll add that to my “shopping” list.

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By: love.boxes http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201819 love.boxes Thu, 19 Apr 2007 08:28:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201819 That was one of my favorite books as a kid. I love how many bright and happy things are going on.. on each page. A really great book!

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By: Blue House Mom http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/book-of-the-week-oh-what-a-busy-day/comment-page-1/#comment-201820 Blue House Mom Thu, 19 Apr 2007 07:58:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2359#comment-201820 A great author & illustrator! I remember a Mother Goose book.

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