The post office on Laurel has some charming stamp sheets - the Favorite Children's Book Animals issued in January. On the stamps? Maisy (Lucy Cousins); The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle); Fox in Socks (Dr. Seuss); Curious George (Margret and H.A. Rey); Frederick (Leo Lionni); Olivia (Ian Falconer); Wilbur (E.B. White and Garth Williams) and Moishe the Wild Thing (Maurice Sendak).
The Postal Service even published a bit of background on the books. Read the back of your sheet of stamps (you will probably need a magnifying glass) and the bottom half of this page.
Two of the characters, Maisy and the Caterpillar also appear on a Royal Mail set issued at the same time. Also on the Royal Mail set but not on ours - Kippur the Dog, the White Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher, Paddington, The Enormous Crocodile and Boots.
If the Takoma Park post office runs out you can buy the stamps online.Posted by library at February 24, 2006 06:59 PM