I’m still enjoying Postcrossing. Sharing every nice card that drops in through my letterbox on the blog as well just takes too much time, I’m afraid.
But this card that arrived today made me smile, and I felt I wanted to share it. The sender managed to find a card that combines no less than three rather different things on my postcrossing wishlist: book illustrations, butterflies and “anything to do with tea”.
The scene reminds me of the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland, but the sender informs me that it belongs to a Russian fairy tale “Buzzy-Wuzzy Busy Fly” by K.I. Chukovsky. Looking him up in Wikipedia, I find that Korney Ivanovich Chukovsky (1882 – 1969) was one of the most popular children's poets in the Russian language. His catchy rhythms, inventive rhymes and absurd characters have also invited comparisons with the American children's author Dr. Seuss. (As it happens, I don’t think I ever read any book by Dr Seuss either, even if I’ve heard of him.)