Category Archives: Books

Book Review: 90 Years of Mickey Mouse

Publisher: Insight Editions Year: 2019 Pages: 304 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68383-696-4 “Mickey Mouse is the most popular Disney character.” Or is he? This book doesn’t mention this fact, but Donald Duck far surpassed Mickey in popularity during the heyday of the cartoon Shorts. However, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘A Friend Like You’ Mini Book

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Year: 2001 Pages: 132 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-7407-1085-0 “A friend like you slows down a dizzy world.” At just about 2″ square this book won’t win the Biggest Thing Ever Award of 2022! But it does have a big heart, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Motion Picture Mary Poppins

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company Year: 1964 Pages: 218 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A – First Edition “It seemed to be a person.! A person floating down out of the sky!” And so Mary Poppins comes into the lives of the Banks family. A Nanny of special … Continue reading

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Book Review: Charlie Brown’s Super Book

Publisher: Random House Year: 1975 Pages: 80 Type: Softcover ISBN: 0-394-83165-9 “Even three red pencils make a collection.” This is a really fun book! Going all the way back to 1975 we are treated to old-timey arts and crafts from the days when children did … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Norman Rockwell Treasury

Publisher: Galahad Books Year: 1987 Pages: 216 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-88365-411-3 “Norman Rockwell began by being successful.” – Author Everyone who knows and loves illustrative art knows the work of Norman Rockwell from the covers of the Saturday Evening Post. But this prolific artist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mickey Mouse & the Best-Neighbor Contest

Publisher: Golden Press Year: 1978 Pages: 26 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A (Fourth Printing) “Even though the contest is over, he’s still being everybody’s best neighbor!“ Little Golden Books have been a staple of every kids library for decades and decades. Every IP has been featured … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cracker Jack Prizes

Publisher: Abbeville Press Year: 1989 Pages: 96 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 1-55859-000-5 (First Edition) “Crackerjacks – Likely a fresh slang phrase when… (it was) applied to (this) product.” Who doesn’t remember this candy when growing up? Would it surprise you to learn that it is just … Continue reading

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Book Review: How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way

Publisher: Atria Paperback / Simon & Schuster Year: 2019 (1978) Pages: 160 Type: Softcover ISBN: 978-1-9821-3013-8 (First Edition) “…the one book that Marvel fans everywhere always ask for.” – Stan Lee I’ve wanted a copy of this book for a long time. But original printings … Continue reading

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New Book Shelves for My Ever Expanding Collection

I have a primary book shelf in my living room with my most valuable Disney books, along with many other collectible hardcover editions covering many other subjects. But I also have a large cabinet with doors on it in my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mickey Mouse – My Life in Pictures

Publisher: Disney Press Year: 1997 Pages: 66 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-7868-3150-2 “Three thumbs up! Way up!” – The Three Little Pigs This is a cute little book that gives a good primer to any new Disney enthusiasts while also giving quite a few interesting likely … Continue reading

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