Play Books

Moveables, shape books, panoramas, books with enclosed toys, novelty bindings and board books (fur, etc), "gift books" (all books in boxes); advertising handouts. Not cloth books, which are in a separate category. Not 19th c toy books or other early soft cover books.
Het Nijntje Kleurboek (Miffy's coloring book)

Het Nijntje Kleurboek (Miffy's coloring book)

.Very fresh and easy to imagine with bright colours! Note: This book has been sold.

$20.00

 

Fix the Toys by Dorothy King.

Fix the Toys.

Picture this sailor with a rabbit head. Lots of fun switching the heads into different bodies, I remember it well! NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.

$40.00

 

Take the Children, written and illustrated by Dorothy King, Morrow, 1945, 1st pr

Take the Children.

In a pretty realistic story, six children lose their name tags on their trip home on an ocean liner, and they need the reader's help in getting home. This book is said to reflect the urgency of repatriating children after the confusion of World War Two. I had the 1945 version as a child, the 1951 version would not have had the little Russian figure. Probably influenced me... see the interesting comment below.

$125.00

 

One, Two and Three Kittens. anon. James & Jonathan (1948)

One, Two and Three Kittens.

The shape kittens on the covers have nice expressions and huge eyes, and they are very prettily dressed. The kittens in the rambling stories have shed their clothes. Quite an unusual little piece. Note: This book has been sold.

$35.00

 

Visit Mother Goose Town with Jack and Jill. - Mero.

Visit Mother Goose Town with Jack and Jill. (Lee Mero)

An ingenious walk through Mother Goose Town with nice 40's illustrations. Note: This book has been sold.

$25.00

 

The Snowman Who Wanted to Stay.

The Snowman Who Wanted to Stay.

Fuzzy Wuzzy books appealed to little children, who enjoy the texture of books. The spirit of post-war Christmas's! Nice and fuzzy in a jacket worn on the back. PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.

$35.00

 

Camping Spree of Kiddies Three, Dods/Margaret Evans Price,ill Stecher (1916)

The Camping Spree of Kiddies Three.

A resolutely cheerful poem about family camping, quite fun, with sweet pictures in lovely colours.

$95.00

 

Doll House, a Rainbow Playbook.

Doll House, a Rainbow Playbook.

NOTE: This Book Has Been SOLD.

$120.00

 

19561 Santa's Merry Carnival by Dorothy King.

Santa's Merry Carnival.

This book is made of thin card; it was intended to be played with and used up. It seems to be waiting for a child... the little animals hop around and the monkey still swings round and round on his bar. A nice period piece by a well known creator of 40's toy books.
 
    THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$135.00

 

20211 The Angora Twinnies by Price.

The Angora Twinnies.

The Twinnies lived in Newfoundland, and played in the warm suits their mammy knit them, on the beautiful swing their daddy made them that "could swoop right over the sea." Though the seagulls tried to get them to fly away south to fairyland, they consulted their parents first.

$60.00

 

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