Cow Sneezed: cover

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    The Day the Cow Sneezed, written and illustrated by James Flora. 1957.

    I had been looking for this book for a long long time and finally found one on eBay with a price that I could afford: $16! It was a former library book, but no marks or tears inside.

    The cover you see here is not from my copy. Mine had those ugly library stickers covering the cow and spine. This cover image is courtesy of Flora's biographer, Irwin Chusid.

    More about this book on my blog.

    Roadsidepictures, jaredchapman, and 150 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. eld3lsur 105 months ago | reply

      greatttttt!!!!!!
      beautiful work!!

    2. colorblok 103 months ago | reply

      this is amazing, Flora is the master!!!

    3. papelcontinuo.net 101 months ago | reply

      Hi Ward.
      Hi have just created a Jim Flora Pool.
      flickr.com/groups/jimflora/

      Don't miss this.

      flickr.com/photos/4ojos/311989348/

    4. wardomatic 101 months ago | reply

      Thanks, papel! And thanks for making me an administrator. I'll do my best with the group!

    5. Paige Turner 98 months ago | reply

      I read the bits of the book to my wee son and we're hooked. Now we'll have to try and found ourselves a copy.

    6. Jorge Lewis 90 months ago | reply

      Fantastic work...beatiful

    7. sander belmans 89 months ago | reply

      this is fantabulous...

    8. l.traube 86 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Write me!. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.

    9. ♣ Bandages 80 months ago | reply

      This is so cool - i love it ! :D

    10. Candyn29** 71 months ago | reply

      please add your wonderful vintage paper collection to my group
      www.flickr.com/groups/1128186@N23/

    11. brad renner [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      I just read some good news for those of us who can't find or afford this wonderful book!

      Enchanted Lion is reprinting this book in 2010 -->
      jimflora.blogspot.com/2010/01/day-cow-sneezed.html

    12. wardomatic 63 months ago | reply

      Hey Brad, thanks for the heads up! I usually check Irwin's Flora blog, but missed this one! Many thanks! I'll update my set and blog post.

    13. brad renner [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      Ward, from the Enchanted Lion website it sounds like they might be reprinting more then just "The Day the Cow Sneezed". That would be great!

      Hopefully they will do a quality job on the printing. The reprints of the M. Sasek books are awful IMO.

    14. wardomatic 63 months ago | reply

      The Sasek books have been spotty - mainly because of the duration they've been doing them. It's hard to maintain the quality of these books throughout the years if there's 17 to 18 titles that they want to reprint. One thing I don't like: making the paper an off-white instead of pure white, as if it's "dated" or something. I don't like it because I feel the true color of Sasek's work is being diluted. But oh well.

      As for the Flora titles, I read about that on the Flora Blog -- if there's enough interest, then they'll do more. So, let everyone know!

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