Trouble For Trumpets by Peter Cross and Peter Dallas-Smith
Lately I’ve been thinking about what I’d put on my ultimate bookshelf, since I love getting recommendations from friends and folks with similar sensibilities. This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I spent hours studying the incredible illustrations of the summer-loving Trumpets, and their wintry Grumpet foes. There’s a million things going on in each drawing, with little in-jokes and labels for plants, animals, and weaponry, hidden faces and secret codes. I can’t believe it’s out of print (and selling for over $100). I want my old copy back! Anyone else remember this book? See the image larger.