One of my favorite books when I was a kid growing up was the stories told by Jean Ayer in a book entitled “Donald Duck and His Friends”. I spent many hours reading and drawing the illustrations in the book that were from The Walt Disney Studio. Recently I found a copy of this book from 1939 to add to my collection of Children Books. I wonder how many kids still like Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Pluto?
Written by Mary Gilmartin, August 28, 2016
One of my old children’s books, Happy Days with our Friends, is a student’s book that was published by Scott, Foresman and Company in 1954. It’s a Primer in health and personal development geared toward the six-year old. The illustrations on pages 30-31 remind me of when I helped my Mother with the laundry when I was that age. And, yes, we had a washing machine that looked just like that one illustrated in this book.
Written by Mary Gilmartin, November 2, 2015
Among my collection of vintage primers and first readers for children I came across one from 1913 called “Child Life, A First Reader.” Except for a few torn pages mended with tape, now turned brown, and some water stains the book is still in good condition.I really like this old book not only for the writing; but, for the beautifully illustrated drawings. (see illustrations below)
Written by Mary Gilmartin, June 7, 2015