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CHILDREN'S BOOKS • 3-D BOOKS

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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) $20.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Crown Publishers, Inc. #D-10 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Thumbelina (circa 1960s) $12.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages. SRP: 89¢
Crown Publishers, Inc. #17 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Minus.

Golden Press

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen (1966) UNAVAILABLE
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.)

Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault (1969) UNAVAILABLE
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) UNAVAILABLE
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 & Shigemi Hijikata. 10 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9735 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus.

Dinosaurs (1974) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & 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 & 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 & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9752 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine. (Minor wear to interior pop-ups.)

Grosset & Dunlap: Puppet Storybooks

Cinderella by Oscar Weigle (1970) $20.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9747 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

Counting Rhyme: Ten Little Indians (1968) $8.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & 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 & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9748 [First Printing]
Book is Fine. (2" x .5" tear/peel on interior page.)

Jack and the Beanstalk (1968) $10.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus. (Corner wear.)

Pinocchio by Oscar Weigle (circa 1970s) UNAVAILABLE
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9752 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Good Plus. (Edge and corner wear.)

Pinocchio by Carlo & Oscar Weigle (1985) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9752 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Good Plus. (Damage to front spine, cleanly repaired.)

Grosset & Dunlap: Winker Puppet Storybooks

Jack and the Beanstalk (1968) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa & Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #12837 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good. (Corner wear, .25" x .5" triangular piece paper missing from back cover.)

House of Collectibles: Storytime Pals Series

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

Mulberry Books: Every Child's Basic Library

The Sleeping Beauty (1972) $16.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Charles Mozley. 48 pages.
Mulberry Books/Franklin Watts [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus. (Minor edge/corner wear.)

Playmore: My 3-D Book Series

Jack and the Beanstalk (circa 1970s/1980s) $12.00
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

Cinderella (circa 1970s/1980s) $3.00
Note: Book is missing 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 Fine save for the missing placard on cover.

The Frog Prince (circa 1970s/1980s) $24.00
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
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.)

Jack and the Beanstalk (circa 1970s/1980s) $3.00
Note: Book is missing the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $2.50
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [First Printing]
Book is Fine save for the missing placard on cover.

Tell Me What Time It Is! (circa 1970s/1980s) UNAVAILABLE
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) $3.00
Note: Book is missing 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 Fine Minus save for the missing placard on cover.

Playmore: Giant 3-D Fairy Tale Books

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

Cinderella (circa 1980s) UNAVAILABLE
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) UNAVAILABLE
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.)

Peter Pan (circa 1970s/1980s) $3.00
Note: Book is missing the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 10 pages.
Derrydale Books/Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [First Printing]
Book is Fine save for the missing placard on cover.

Sleeping Beauty (circa 1970s/1980s) $20.00
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
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.

Renwal Products

Monkey Business by Keiko Osonoe (1971) $16.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Charles Mozley. 12 pages.
Renwal Products, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [First Printing]
Book is Fine.


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