I had a set of these as a youngen.... and I LOVED them.... I spent hours devouring their contents.... I loved 'the green kingdom', 'about me' (with the great acetate overlays of my inner gizzards.... yummo) and 'look again' (oodles of art reproductions... I think this was possibly my first look at great arty works). As I've been pulling some old volumes apart I've been amazed at how so many of the book's contents have worked their way into my subconscious.... its really been quite a freaky trip down memory lane!
sooo I suppose I should show you what I've been doing with/to them hmmmm?
volume 15 - 'guide for parents'... bound as a simple circle.... the diameter of this is approx 35cm
volume 14 'about me' - (part one) also bound as a small circle - diameter is about 12cm
here are all my itty bitty sections arranged ready for binding a second circular structure
and here are the two 'books' together.... one enclosing the other....
I loved the serendipitous realisation that the 'about me' volume had an abundance of baby-puke yellow pages - that I think look fabulous all together on the spine. And that I had just enough of these yellow sections to encircle the initial small booklet.... don't you love it when a (non) plan comes together?
that yellow spine - up close and personal
well - I'm on to some other volumes now - binding up 'the green kingdom'.... I'll show you how it goes when I get it finished!