With today's post I want to celebrate the recent Italian edition of Jim Flora's
The Day The Cow Sneezed. To my knowledge, this is the first time that a book
by Flora has been published in my country, and as they say, better late than never!
My gratitude goes to the wonderful publisher Orecchio Acerbo for bringing us
another classic, after their beautiful re-editions of Peter Newell.
Like many, I discovered Flora through his famous jazz record covers before realizing
that he had written and illustrated 17 children's books between 1955 and 1982.
The Day the Cow Sneezed was published in 1957, and was the second of the series.
Here's a peek at many of the other volumes, with links to more illustrations and info when available.
Kangaroo for Christmas, 1962
My Friend Charlie, 1964
Grandpa's Farm, 1965
Sherwood Walks Home, 1966
Fishing with Dad, 1967
The Joking Man, 1968
Grandpa's Ghost Stories, 1978
Vintage Kid's Book My Kid Loves, which has uploaded most of the artist's books.