Style: Octobers Outfit for the Boys

Beau Loves scarf

Lomography Sprocket Rocket SUPERPOP! Camera £59.25

Stella Mccartney Kids Barley change faces t-shirt £45

Vintage Garbage Pail Kids cards on ebay

Bang Bang Copenhagen Batbaby hooded sweatshirt at Scandinavian Minimall £55

Indikidual The Dude trousers £38

Stella Mccartney Kids Arnie T-shirt £40

H&M Unicef All For Children Pumpkin Head £9.99

Hunter Glow in the Dark wellies £42 at Alex and Alexa

Dandy Star bag £20

Lego skeleton storage head £15 at Alex and Alexa

Stance Socks £7 at Alex and Alexa

H&M Unicef All for Children bow tie £2.99

Read: Mollie Clarke’s pictures

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If you like those ever so cute illustrations by Mabel Lucy Attwell then you may well like the children’s book illustrations by Mollie Clarke. She used to write ‘learning to read’ books for school children in the 1950’s and she illustrated them herself.

She did a set of books about Sally and her day at school, and another set about Andrew. The great thing about young children’s books is that they show you so much about what life was really like in those days. For young children everything is new so their books usually show what was familiar to them, and this is what makes the illustrations so charming.  These were the days when girls were brought up as girls, staying at home and being domestic, whereas the boys in the books were a lot more active and interested in cars and planes and making things on their work bench. Here is a selection of some of those pictures.

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This is Sally, dressed up as the Fairy Queen.

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Andrew is dressed up as a cowboy.

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Domestic duties! Never too young to learn.

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Sally needed to learn these words.

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Sally has her lunch.

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Andrew’s school-bag. A dentist’s nightmare.

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Look at those navy knickers.

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Andrew with his teddy.

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Sally takes dolly for a walk.

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Mollie Clarke does cute animals too.

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On a scooter

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