Tag Archives: Book Reviews

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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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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Book Review: Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy

Publisher: New American Library Year: 1968 Pages: 176 Type: Softcover ISBN: N/A “For Stan – The onlie begetter.” – Shakespeare (in part) There have been countless comedy teams since the days of Vaudeville brought slapstick humor to the masses. Some teams added members to become … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Moments from the films of Walt Disney

Publisher: The Rutledge Press Year: 1981 Pages: 94 Type: Softcover ISBN: 0-8173-3975-4 “Each minute of Disney animation requires 1,440 drawings.” This is a huge publication, which is perfect considering that it is basically a poster book. You could take it apart and frame the beautiful … Continue reading

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Book Review: AT PENCIL’S POINT by Harry Roth

Publisher: Stephen Day Press / The Murray Printing Company Year: 1946 Pages: 210 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A “To overcome your fear of a piece of plain white paper.” Every image of this book, including every reprinting (the last being June of 2005), seems to indicate … Continue reading

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