A very kind reader mailed me a copy of this Soviet kids book when I mentioned I had lost my copy. When Daddy Was A Little Boy is a collection of short tales about the eponymous "daddy" and the things he gets up to, including having really bad handwriting and becoming a ping pong champion. Could not find much on the author or the book when I Googled for background, but this was right up there among my favourite kids books when I was growing up. Now sitting on my "Soviet kid lit" shelf. Art prints courtesy @shortpantsromance. #bookstagram #sovietlit #mrmbookclub #throwback
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  • decemberschildA very kind reader mailed me a copy of this Soviet kids book when I mentioned I had lost my copy. When Daddy Was A Little Boy is a collection of short tales about the eponymous "daddy" and the things he gets up to, including having really bad handwriting and becoming a ping pong champion. Could not find much on the author or the book when I Googled for background, but this was right up there among my favourite kids books when I was growing up. Now sitting on my "Soviet kid lit" shelf. Art prints courtesy @shortpantsromance. #bookstagram #sovietlit #mrmbookclub #throwback

  • phiru_phiru@decemberschild I have a copy with a lot of my own doodles as a child. The cover still tugs at my heart.
  • questforastarOh my god I had this too!! It was really well written (and well translated too)
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