I’ve been busy getting the Magic Town Midway shop back up to speed after taking a few weeks away from it while I was redesigning the branding. Here are a few recently listed items…
I recently picked up a few vintage children’s books, so I’ve got a good little selection for sale now. Here are a few pix…
This one’s maybe my favourite! She-Ra Princess of Power, Threat to Crystal Castle!
In this book you can follow She-Ra on her quest to protect Crystal Castle and save Etheria from certain doom at the hands of the evil Hordak! I particularly love the illustrations, they’re really bright and vivid. The book is from the 1986 Mini World series.
Here’s a large paperback Tufty activity book dating from the 1970s.
The book has loads of puzzles, colouring pages, quizzes, stories and projects. And of course some good lessons in safety!
And obviously it features all the old faves – Tufty, Willie Weasel, Mrs Wise Owl, Mr Bunny Brown Rabbit, Bessie, Bobbie & Betsy, and Police Sergeant Badger.
Does anyone remember Little Blue, the elephant? He had his very own kids TV series on ITV in the late 70s / early 80s, and I’ve got three little paperback books for sale which come as a set.
Here are the lyrics to his theme tune to help jog your memory…and I’ve found the opening credits on YouTube, so you can sing along if you like, it makes it all the merrier…
Little Blue, Little Blue
Why do they call you Little Blue?
Playing in his bath one day as some of us do,
He bit his mummy’s fountain pen and broke it in two.
The ink it squirted in the water – wow!
His mummy has a blue boy now.
They scrubbed and they rubbed
He cried and kicked up a din.
The more they washed it off
The more it washed in.
He cried ‘Oh mummy, mummy, what shall I do,
I’ll have to stay a Little Blue,
I’ll have to stay a Little Blue’.
The lyrics are some of the craziest and best I’ve ever heard, although they do kind of make me feel a bit sad somehow. I’ve wracked my brains trying to remember Little Blue from my childhood but I think he was just a bit before my time and probably didn’t get repeated a lot like Bagpuss did!
Happy Days With Peter Pussy – A Linette Picture Book. This one has pretty scalloped edges and a textured front and back page.
Peter Pussy’s day out includes the most marvellous adventures any cat could wish for ~ playing on the beach, a boat trip, refreshments at a cat motel, ice cream, fishing with Daddy, and a game of Blind Pussies Buff!
This is a fab little book called Bobbity Bunny, it’s all about a pink toy rabbit who escapes from a stall at the fair to try to find someone who will dance with him!
It isn’t dated, but I think it’s late 50s or early 60s. The illustrations are so nice.
This Emu book I picked up really made me laugh!
The story is about Emu and his solo expedition to the supermarket to buy some cabbages. It doesn’t get much better, does it? There are some amazing, not to mention amusing, illustrations of Emu up to his old tricks. Images are in both colour and black & white.
Lastly, I found an amazing set of six 1970s cut-out shaped picture books.
These books are not easy to find anymore so it’s great to have a set of six! They were printed by a company called Peter Haddock Ltd of Bridlington, UK, who produced picture books from the 1950s right up until 2012 when they closed.
The titles included are –
The Singing Contest
Joe and the Outlaws
Fire in the Forest
The New Alarm Clock
The Frightened Wolf
The Strangers From Another Planet
The stories are wide-ranging, covering topics such as forest fires, bank robbery and kidnap! They’re written in quite an old-fashioned and matter of fact style.
There are more pictures and details over in the Magic Town Midway Etsy shop, follow the link to the book section to see any currently available books –
x J x