Ohhhhhh . . . this camera. I want one. Now. Other books scored were "Tricks & Puzzles for Boys & Girls" (1945), "The Dinky Ducklings," named Peter & Puddle, "Slappy" a little duck who didn't like being a duck, "Hiawatha" and "Cowboy Eddie" (both Rand McNally Book-Elf Books), "My Daddy is a Policeman" by MISS FRANCES herself (so naturally, this is a Ding Dong School Book), and two vintage Little Golden Books: "Daddies" (1953) and "Walt Disney's Donald Duck in Disneyland" (1955).
I paid the same price for these books that I would have paid way back then: 25 cents.
The memories the books brought back: priceless. As I walked to my car with my loot, (thankfully assisted by one of the great-grandsons since I had much more than shown here), I happened to look back at the side porch, and lo and behold! A CHIPPY CHAIR!!!!! A CHIPPY ROCKING CHAIR!!!! And not only that, but a rusty kettle with lid, a rusty meat grinder, a rusty cupcake pan AND a bashed up aluminum pitcher--all for less than $10!
Lagniappe--a bird's nest in the pitcher!