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CHILDREN'S BOOKS • LENTICULAR 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
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 212 pages.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Crown Publishers, Inc. #D-10 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good.

Golden Press

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen (1966) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Shiba Productions. 32 pages. SRP: $1.95.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
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
Hardcover. Illustrated by Shiba Productions. 32 pages.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
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
Hardcover. Illustrated by Shiba Productions. 32 pages.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Golden Press/Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. #12230 [Second Printing]
Book is Fine Minus. (Some edge/corner wear.)

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen (1966) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Shiba Productions. 32 pages.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Golden Press/Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. #12224 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good. (Edge and corner wear.)

Grosset & Dunlap: Baby's First Books

Happy and Sad (1978) $2.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 12 pages.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D flicker placard.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus.

One to Ten (1978) $2.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 12 pages.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D flicker placard.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus. (Chipping upper spine.)

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

Grosset & Dunlap: Puppet Storybooks [Lenticular Editions]

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

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi and Oscar Weigle (circa 1960s/1970s) $16.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages. SRP: $1.95.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #0769 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1968) $16.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #0751 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus.

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

Grosset & Dunlap: Puppet Storybooks [Non-Lenticular Editions]

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.)

Hansel and Gretel by Oscar Weigle (1970) $14.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9754 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus. (Light blunting of corners.)

Little Red Riding Hood by Oscar Weigle (1970) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Minus. (Heavy 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.)

Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1986) $16.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 16 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #9755 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Minus. (Like new save for minor teeth marks to upper right corner of cover.)

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.

Grosset & Dunlap: Puppet Treasure Book

Nursery Tales (1977) $8.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. 96 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. #12289 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Good Plus. (Nice save for cleanly repaired splitting of 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
Hardcover. Illustrated by Charles Mozley. 48 pages.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Mulberry Books/Franklin Watts [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus. (Minor edge/corner wear.)

Playmore: Giant 3-D Fairy Tale Books

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

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

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

Sleeping Beauty (circa 1970s/1980s) $20.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $3.95.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
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.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
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
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $3.50
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
Playmore, Inc./Froebel-Kan Company, Ltd. [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

Playmore: My Tiny 3-D Book Series

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

Little Red Riding Hood (circa 1970s/1980s) $12.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rose Art Studios. 12 pages. SRP: $1.95.
Note: Book includes the original lenticular 3-D placard.
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.)

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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