The pages are old and yellow and have that stale smell that comes with age. 'Our Kiddies' Yarns' was given to me not so long ago and it has 1936 written on it. The publishers back then didn't seem to want to give much away, although each story has an author. Some of the stories are delightful and funny, some would no longer be acceptable today regarding political correctness.
'Let's Go Shopping' has no dates, only the name of the publisher, authors don't get a mention.
This is a lovely picture book (quite faded) and the only way I can identify it's origin is by a stamp on the back cover. 'Printed in the Netherlands No 1480 A'. This book belonged to my husband and I would read it to my boys when they were very young.
'Weekday Story Book' is another new acquisition, which my mother-in-law gave me just recently. The binding has completely crumbled. It was given to my mother-in-law in 1934 for second prize in a kindergarten class. No idea what she had to do to get second. At the end of this book is an advertisement.
Isn't that just the cutest thing you've seen in awhile? It think it means 'Chill Proof for Children'.
This is 'Walt Disney presents Pluto's Play-Time. There's nt dates, no clues as to how old except it has brown and brittle pages. I can't imagine my kids being too taken with the text in this book I think the unknown author wasn't much into relating to children. Not sure if you can see the text in the photo above but this is a line from another page.
"The end of the game comes when the cat flies up the fence again and vanishes from sight although, of course, I do a spot of cheering for a few minutes afterwards - winners always cheer their defeated opponents, don't they?"
Super serious, the only way to save this story is with a funny voice.
If these are to make it to 100 I had better do something to save them. So does anyone know how to preserve these treasures?