Illustrated with colour photographs, a new title in the HISTORIC COMMUNITIES series which takes a look at toys in the nineteenth century.
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Taken from Chapter 9: Action books In the early 1800s, the only books children read were their schoolbooks and the family Bible. The first fun-to-read books were created in the 1850s. They had colorful pictures and lively stories. Action books had parts that moved! Pulling a ribbon could make a bird "fly" across the page or make a musician seem to strum a banjo. Some books came with cutout figures that fit into slots on the page. Using the figures and backgrounds, the reader could create his or her own picture and story.Review:
Like the popular Victorian kaleidoscope, this book is a kind of fanciful mirror; it reflects the social context of the era by providing a colorful glimpse of people at play -- Canadian Children's Literature
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Book Description Crabtree Publishing Company, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110865054819
Book Description Crabtree Publishing Company, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0865054819