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CHILDREN'S BOOKS • 3-D BOOKS

All entries are alphabetized by series and by title:

Introduced in the 1960s, 3-D Picture Books were a popular import from Japan. These books featured full-page photographs of the action utlizing poseable puppets, many bearing the large eyes popular in Asian children's fare as well as in contemporary American pop-art. The greatest allure of these books, though, were the 3-D lenticular placards attached to the front covers, (much like the 3-D postcards that were popular during the 1950s and 1960s produced by Vari-Vue.) Most of the illustrations were produced by Rose Art Studios, Shiba Productions, Tadasu Izawa and/or Shigemi Hijikata. Beginning in the 1970s, newer 3-D books and reprints of old favorites were printed without the 3-D placards, the cover art being replaced with the standard photographs that made up the interiors. Many of these books fetch a high price on the market today, specifically higher grade copies with the placards still attached, as these were often removed by the young owners.

Crown Publishers: Living Story Books

The Elves and the Shoemaker (1968) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Crown Publishers, Inc. #D-10 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Hansel and Gretel (1967) $14.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Crown Publishers, Inc. #3 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Pinocchio (1967) $8.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Crown Publishers, Inc. #5 [First Printing]
Book is Good Plus. (Heavy dog chew lower right corner front
cover, shifted pages repaired with glue and tape in interior.)

Thumbelina (circa 1960s) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages. SRP: 89¢
Crown Publishers, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Minus.

The Fairy Tale Treasury (1967) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 212 pages.
Crown Publishers, Inc. #D-10 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good.

Golden Press

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen (1966) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Shiba Productions. 32 pages. SRP: $1.95.
Golden Press/Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [First Printing]
Book is Fair Plus. (Lower 2" spine missing, spine taped, heavy edge/corner wear.)

Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault (1967) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Shiba Productions. 32 pages.
Golden Press/Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. #12228 [First Printing]
Book is Good Plus. (Heavy edge and corner wear.)

Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault (1969) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Shiba Productions. 32 pages.
Golden Press/Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. #12230 [Second Printing]
Book is Fine Minus. (Some edge/corner wear.)

Thumbelina by by Hans Christian Andersen (1966) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Shiba Productions. 32 pages.
Golden Press/Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. #12223 [First Printing]
Book is Fine.

Grosset & Dunlap: Preschool Puppet Books

Colors (1973) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 10 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9735 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus.

Dinosaurs (1974) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 10 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9739 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus.

Fire Engines (1971) $6.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa. 10 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #2683 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus.

Puppies (1973) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 10 pages. SRP: $1.50.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9731 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

My ABC Book (1973) $6.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa. 10 pages. SRP: $1.75.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #2681 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

My First Book of Words (1971) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa. 10 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #2678 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus.

Grosset & Dunlap: Puppet Pop-Up Books

Pinocchio by Oscar Weigle (1974) $20.00
Note: This is the original pop-up book variation.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9752 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine. (Minor wear to interior pop-ups.)

Grosset & Dunlap: Puppet Storybooks

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1969) $12.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #0766 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus. (Nice save for some edge/corner wear.)

Cinderella by Oscar Weigle (1970) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9747 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

Counting Rhyme: Ten Little Indians (1968) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #0756 [First Printing]
Book is Good Plus. (Damage to front spine, cleanly repaired.)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oscar Weigle (1970) $12.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9748 [First Printing]
Book is Fine. (2" x .5" tear/peel on interior page.)

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (circa 1960s/1970s) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #0755 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus.

Jack and the Beanstalk (1968) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus. (Corner wear.)

Little Red Riding Hood by Oscar Weigle (1970) $16.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus. (Mild corner crushing.)

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi and Oscar Weigle (circa 1960s/1970s) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #0769 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus.

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi and Oscar Weigle (1985) $20.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9752 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Weigle (1971) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #0776 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

What Time Is It? (1968) $16.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #0761 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus.

Grosset & Dunlap: Puppet Treasure Book

Fairy Tales (circa 1970s) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 96 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #12290 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus. (Small chip upper spine.)

House of Collectibles: Storytime Pals Series

My Pets (1982) $6.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
House of Collectibles, Inc. #0876376286 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus.

My Pets (1982) $8.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
House of Collectibles, Inc. #0876376286 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus.

My Pets (1982) $12.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
House of Collectibles, Inc. #0876376286 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

Mulberry Books: Every Child's Basic Library

The Sleeping Beauty (1972) $16.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Charles Mozley. 48 pages.
Mulberry Books/Franklin Watts [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus. (Minor edge/corner wear.)

Playmore: Giant 3-D Fairy Tale Books

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (circa 1970s/1980s) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine. (Corner wear.)

Cinderella (circa 1980s) $16.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 14 pages. SRP: $3.95
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus. (Corner wear.)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (circa 1970s/1980s) $20.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $3.95.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus. (Minor corner wear.)

Little Red Riding Hood (circa 1970s/1980s) $20.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages.
Derrydale Books/Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus. (Minor corner wear.)

Sleeping Beauty (circa 1970s/1980s) $20.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $3.95.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. #1470 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Snow White (circa 1970s/1980s) $20.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $3.95.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. #1470 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Playmore: My 3-D Book Series

Jack and the Beanstalk (circa 1970s/1980s) $12.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $3.50
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

Playmore: My Tiny 3-D Book Series

The Frog Prince (circa 1970s/1980s) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $1.95.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (circa 1970s/1980s) $12.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $2.50.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus. (Some wear to upper corners.)

Hansel and Gretel (circa 1970s/1980s) $20.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $1.95.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

Little Red Riding Hood (circa 1970s/1980s) $12.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $1.95.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine save for damage on two pages that were stuck together.
(Heavy papered speckling/damage although text is perfectly readable.)

Tell Me What Time It Is! (circa 1970s/1980s) SOLD
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $3.50.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

The Three Little Pigs (circa 1970s/1980s) $24.00
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $2.95.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Plus.

Renwal Products

Monkey Business by Keiko Osonoe (1971) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Charles Mozley. 12 pages.
Renwal Products, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [First Printing]
Book is Fine.


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