Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rockin' Raccoons

Raccoons are one of the things I miss from living in the Californian Sierra foothills
I had never met these animals before moving to the States, and was very amused 
and fascinated by their frequent night visits to our porch to feast on the cat food.
I was especially amazed was the dexterity of their paws, which looked like tiny hands.   
Naturally, our cat was not very happy about this, and hid in the house until they left...

Feodor Rojankovsky, Frog Went A-Courtin, 1955, thanks to Animation Resources

Claude Humbert, Littlest Raccoon, 1961, thanks to Golden Gems

 Arnold Lobel, Red Fox and his Canoe1964, and Brian Wildsmith's Wild Animals, 1967

another lovely raccoon by Brian Wildsmith from What the Moon saw, 1978, 



  1. что-то про енотов :) замечательная подборка

  2. oh! what a nice surprise! thank you and have a good day!

  3. Great post — I love raccoons! I always leave food out for them so they'll come close enough for me to get a long close look at them (and draw them!)... Their hands are so great! Are there no raccoons in Italy, then?

  4. Thanks for your comments!
    There are no raccoons in Italy, except for a small but growing community not far from Milan, born from an imported couple that seemingly was released in the wild around ten years ago.

  5. I think I have raccoons I my backyard too but I can tell who is underneath those masks!

  6. I love them all but the Charley Harper one especially cracks me up!

  7. The one by Sarah Maycock is really awesome, she should be an illustrator. I used to think raccoons were super cute until our yard had more raccoons in them than this blog does. We used to just have one and all my kids thought it was adorable and then it must have brought more and now our yard is infested. Maybe once we get them removed, I'll find them cute again.



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