When I found the “It’s Story Time” primary reader at the antique shop near my house, I was hoping there would be another similar book. I had to dig pretty deep through shelves of old smelly books, but eventually I found this “Off to School” from the same series, with a bright blue cover.
I think the limited bright color on the canvas and the way the blue contrasts with the yellowed paper edges of the other old books help the composition. I propped up the old primary reader against the thick, heavy Manual of Psychology. It’s an interesting juxtaposition.