Our Big Book

Published by Scott Foresman and Company, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, 1951
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Title: Our Big Book

Publisher: Scott Foresman and Company, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, New York

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition


Book. 24 pp of poster sized (26 by 19 inches nearly) illustrations of early Sally Dick and Jane reader, "We Look and See", which is the first Pre-Primer of the Basic Readers. With also Puff and Spot. There are here six stories of the seven that were originally issued in this binder, intended as a teacher's tool, with the teacher reading from the binder, which has flaps on the back and front boards to convert the whole thing into an easel. The so-called stories are each four pages of slowly (very slowly) graduating sophistication, all of which are indelibly imprinted on the minds of Americans growing up from the forties onward. Whether or not those memories are fond or dismissive ones, few will not be smitten with the illustration art, which, albeit non-challenging, is well-done and disarming. There is gentle humor in the illustrations that might have not been appreciated by the intended audience who were taxed with the task of learning and who were unlikely to find juvenile foibles quite so risible. The condition of this binder would be fine but for the missing installment. All the pages would look great as a display piece. Only the last page has some light soilage, and it is nonetheless still attractive. The black binder too has the lightest of wear but is miraculously very solid and sound. Bookseller Inventory # 001173

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