CAT 22 C Modern Picture Books 1920+

Modern picture books 1920 and beyond, includes play books etc.
20167 Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr and the Big Surprise by Lindman.

Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr and the Big Surprise.

The boy's mother goes off for a visit, in a ship, this being Sweden, and while she is gone her sons earn enough money to have a chair made and upholstered for her. They observe every part of the process and so do we.

$55.00

 

21063 The Three Famous Ugly Sisters by Caroline Dyer

Three Famous Ugly Sisters.

Suefenella, Aneesa and Gwimpf lived on a mountain high above Sunny Beach, but they came down to help the townspeople with their problems, and, when they could no longer descend the mountain, gave the most wonderful party at their castle. McKay's illustrations are perfect for this story. Not a very common book, and probably cherished by those who have it... we keep an eye out for them.

$125.00

 

21443 When the Wind Blew by Brown illus Slocum.

When the Wind Blew.

The little old woman lives content, forgotten by the world, with her 17 cats and her new little kitten. But when the storm and she takes to her bed with a toothache, how she wishes for a hot water bottle. "And she felt something warm along the side of her face.... click click purr purr purr purr. What could it be?" Brown wrote this as a student teacher at the Bank Street school, under the influence of Lucy Sprague Mitchell's Here and Now philosophy, which she incorporated and transcended. An important book in American children's literature, with the original illustrations that bring out the poetry in the text. Note: This book has been SOLD.

$525.00

 

20976 Adventures with Elsie by Hamilton.

Adventures with Elsie, the Famous Cow.

The cartoon of the original Elsie, a Jersey heifer, grew to become one of the most recognized advertising icons in the US and Canada and is still used, though Borden's ceased doing business in the 1990's. Elsie's work went way beyond advertising, and so this book, written on the 25th anniversary of her first World's Fair appearance, is a short social history of the World War Two years and beyond, War Bonds, Travel, Freedomland, a second World's Fair, family, and more. The author drew on several private collections and the Borden records to find the many photos in this book.  Note: This book has been sold.

$65.00

 

20309 A Tree This Tall by Rice.

A Tree This Tall.

A little boy finds an acorn on his city street and dreams of how beautiful his tree will be in each season, imagined by the artist in torn paper, flat colour, and line. Portland, Oregon author. By an illustrator especially interested in inner city stories.

$35.00

 

21484 Nogbad and the Elephants by Postgate.

Nogbad and the Elephants.

A baby monster (elephant) with a sad face arrives at the court of King Noggin the Nog and is soon stolen by the cunning King Nogbad the Bad. Right triumphs and Prince Kurt takes him back to his mother. Drawings on every page in pink, yellow.

$75.00

 

19852 A Doll's Day by Brown.

A Doll's Day.

A doll relates the events of her day with "Mother"", hour by hour, in verse with the text and decorated capital on one side and a bold black deco illustration with orange and teal details. Between each verse is a spread with a cuckoo clock on one side and a large drawing of the coming poem on the other. A very charming period piece, designed with care.

$145.00

 

20330 Eisbärli by Bohatta-Morpurgo.

Eisbarli. (Barli the Ice Bear)

The snowy day of very appealing little polar bear and his brother in his daily life, ending with him asleep and dreaming, his little orange slippers by his side. These books, reissued from 1949 to 1955, have their own style, paper boards rather than pasted on plates, jackets, and, with this title, fewer illustrations. (Bode #94)

$35.00

 

21576 Crin-Blanc (White Mane) Lamourisse/Colomb de Daunant. glassine wrap

Crin-Blanc. (White Mane)

Large, beautiful photos of wild horses, a wild boy, and the Camargue. There is something nostalgic about seeing the horse and boy galloping along the shore as seen through the veil of the glassine wrap. Quite a treasure if you love this film.

$110.00

 

The Good-Luck Horse by Chan.

The Good-Luck Horse.

Plato Chan illustrated this very charming book at the age of 12, blending the forms and images of his Chinese heritage with the free wheeling action of Western art. His father was a diplomat in Paris and was captured during World War II, while he and his mother were sent to London. Plato gave several exhibits, raising money for war relief, and continued to do so when he moved to the United States in the year prior to the publication of this book. Not much is known of his later years. An unusual CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK. This book belonged to Caroline Thorn Binney, an international dancer, director, and choreographer, who founded the New York Folk Ballet.

$110.00

 

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