Tuesday, May 05, 2009

HA-HA FARM LAUGHING ANIMAL BOOK ANIMATED



I guess it's no wonder that many of the books I'm posting here are of the pop-up or moveable variety. It's difficult to find these old animated books without any problems.
I discontinued the pop-up section of my shop because even if the book was shelved in perfect condition, it wasn't long before it was transformed into a shabby book.

This book is by Thirma and Carlyle Leech and was published by Capitol Publishing Co. 1944. Each page features a farm animal and the corresponding sound that he makes. Every other picture is animated.

The style of illustration is unusual; it has a kind of airbrushed quality. There's a slight creepiness to the disembodied heads that's enhanced when you move the tabs....all the animals' eyes roll back in their heads, just showing blank whites. I spared you the sight.

Meow-Meow

"Our Taffy cat, you may believe
Is just for fun and play,
But, oh, she's very useful, too
For keeping mice away"



Quack-Quack

""Quack!" laughs Dolly as she swims
Up and down the creek.
She bathes and splashes all day long
And keeps her feathers sleek"




Oink-Oink

""Oink, oink, oink," grunts Porky Pig
"I'm fat and growing fatter.
Some day I may be bacon, but
It really does not matter.""



Neigh-Neigh

"Ned may not make much speed it's true
As he plods along at work,
But never will you find a chore
That Ned will try to shirk"



Moo-Moo

"And here's our friend, Matilda Cow
Who gives us milk each day-
Big pails so full, to keep us well,
And straight, and strong and gay"



Ha-Ha

"Laughter makes for happiness
And a laugh is good to see.
You've laughted will all your barnyard friends,
Now come and laugh with me."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

love the book. thank you for doing this blog- my 2 year old loves when i read it to her!

Sassy said...

I too have some old children's books. Some are old primers. I'm just fascinated with them. Loved your books. Thanks for sharing!