early reader

Circus Baby Petershams Macmillan 1950, 1st or early.

The Circus Baby.

In one of the Petersham's most charming books, Mother Elephant tries to teach her baby to eat at the table, just as her friends the clown family do. She herself is too big to fit at all and the baby makes a mess just as the clowns arrive! NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.

$125.00

 

World in a Barn by Gertrude Warner / Young, ill. Friendship Press (1947).

The World in a Barn.

The family children, with their visitors from abroad, create model villages from the different countries to see what it would be like to live there. The exhibit grows to fill the barn. By the author of the Boxcar Children.
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$25.00

 

Flicka, Ricka & Dicka & the Girl Next Door Lindman Whitman, 1949/1940, 7th

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Girl Next Door.

Ann-Marie, the carefully tended girl next door, envies FRD their loving mother and active play. Wonderful books! Note: This Book Has Been Sold.

$55.00

 

Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell/ Evans, ill. Children's Press, 1946, 1st prin

The Littlest Angel.

Helen Hayes introduced this beloved story of a mischievous angel on the radio. It was then recorded by Decca before being made into a book; with the tender original drawings. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$85.00

 

Matthew and Eva in the Toy-Shop by Ann Mari Falk, Ilon Wikland, Illus.

Matthew and Eva in the Toy-Shop.

A beginning reader with very fine and charming illustrations of children, toys and Christmas. Nice graphics and print quality, as well. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$20.00

 

Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land by Gruelle [early Volland in original box]

Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land [in original box]

... they finally lit with a soft blump upon the bottom. The bottom of what? That was just what Raggedy Ann wished to know. "Where are we, Raggedy Andy?" she laughed "I guess we are at the bottom" Raggedy Andy replied. So begins an adventure, in which the dolls meet Little Weakie, Mr. and Mrs. Cookie, the Snitznoodle, the inflatable Hungry Howloon, and the ill-tempered Hookie the Goblin.  Gruelle created this book from his October and December 1923 series, United Features Syndicate.

$415.00

 

Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856.

The Play-Day Book, New Stories for Little Folks.

The topics of these lively, independent stories seem rather adult though they are intended to be read aloud to younger children. "...those for whom it is too old now, can look at the pictures and learn to read, little by little, by spelling out the words in the stories... I meant it to read when you are out of school, and want to be amused." FF's first book, Fern Leaves, was an instant best seller, reprinted many times. It was followed by an adult novel, Ruth Hall. This first edition of her third book may contain stories not included in later reprints. Her work is of interest to feminist scholars. Not didactic.

$25.00

 

The Nursery ABC

The Nursery ABC.

A charming redheaded child on the front and an interesting primer, a variant of an older one (uses Xerxes and Obelisk).

$12.00

 

Little Pets Linen ABC.

Little Pets Linen ABC.

A first primer, with three examples of each initial letter sound in the small pictures "Quaker, Quail, Quiver" and CVC words and sentences to practice on, ending with a simple story. The front cover gives an interesting message about the value of learning to read!

$40.00

 

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