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This whimsically illustrated version of "A Child’s Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson is illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat. The collection first appeared in 1885 and has proven popular with children and their parents over the past 100 + years. We were drawn to reprint this version especially, for the appeal and high quality of the illustrations and how well they fit with the poems chosen. The charming art is from the 1930’s. This version is designed specifically with the very young reader in mind, hence the bold and colorful artwork and selective offering of poems. It includes: The Lamplighter, The Land of Counterpane, Bed in Summer, My Shadow, The Swing and more. 16 pages.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32746 (added 8/23/2011)
The French excel in the arts of daily living. There the coffee cups balance perfectly in one's hand, the loaves of bread jut fetchingly out of stylish grocery bags, and even the trashcans have a certain je ne sais quoi. In Paris one can find an infinitude of delightful stationery products. These are our version of French cahiers. Each notebook's cover is graced with full color vintage art with a French connection. 20 Blank Pages.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32745 (added 8/23/2011)
Combining a vintage aesthetic with modern party needs, parents can throw a fun, different children's party with the help of this title. The occasions included are New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and, of course, Birthdays. The book features ideas for invitations, decorations for both the rooms and tables, menus and games to play. And though the material that inspired and illustrates Children's Party Book is from the past, the ideas are fresh and stylish and sure to appeal to today's party givers. 32 pages.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32744 (added 8/23/2011)
Our most popular author, Welleran Poltarnees, is the father of 7 children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and considers himself an expert on the subject of babies. Hooray for Babies consists of many small sections, each dedicated to one of the many admirable infant qualities, including smiles, playfulness, curiosity, love of simple things and more. Poltarnees, our master of finding the right image for every thought, has reached in many directions for the illustrations, including children’s books, classic painting, and vintage calendars and advertisements. The result is adorable, but not cloying, and would make an ideal shower or new baby gift. 68 pages.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32743 (added 8/23/2011)
A collection of 30 antique Easter Rabbit postcards, all new images. They are easily removed for mailing, or just makes a lovely easter basket gift!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23768 (added 5/20/2009)
SKU or Item #: 33594
A reprint of a remarkable book by Walter B. Gibson (c. 1930) which unravels ancient mysteries and diagrams stage illusions. For the magic fancier of any age, with the added bonus of how-to chapters on card and sleight of hand tricks, by this master of the craft. From the preface: "The secrets of ancient miracles and modern magic have been thoroughly explained ... the reader is initiated in to the secrets of antiquity. He is told the methods of medieval wizards; and the secrets of modern wonders are disclosed to him. In addition, instruction is furnished in sleight-of-hand and magic tricks are outlined so clearly that anyone may learn them.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23767 (added 5/20/2009)
This 44-page hardcover features full-color illustrations and explores the life of Santa Claus, including his workshop, family, transportation, dress and more. It uses visual evidence — antique postcards, notecards, books and calendar pictures — to reveal the truth about Santa.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15272 (added 9/19/2007)
This assortment of labels includes images of snowball fights, skiing, sledding and various other winter scenes culled from books, magazines, calendars, posters and other sources.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15271 (added 9/19/2007)
This box of stickers features fun vintage prints for the holidays. It measures 6” x 4.75”.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15270 (added 9/19/2007)
The images inside this sticker box, featuring winter landscapes, Santas, gifts, carolers and more, are selected from vintage stickers, postcards, Christmas cards, books, magazine, stamps and calendars. The box measures 6” x 4.75”.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15269 (added 9/19/2007)
This sleek and stylish little notebook, 2 7/8” x 4 ½” fits easily into a bag or jacket pocket for convenient transport. The cover closes to protect the pages, and the notebook may be used for grocery lists, personal musings, project ideas, to-do lists and more. The notebooks come in 12 designs, and each features an inspiration quote on the inside cover.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15268 (added 9/19/2007)
This version of a French cahier has a cover graced with full-color art representing a connection to France. Larger than a NoteAbles pocket notepad, this notebook is appropriate for journaling, sketching, brainstorming and a myriad of other writing activities.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15267 (added 9/19/2007)
This vintage, shaped book tells about two siblings who brave a night in the dark woods and cleverly defeat a witch who lives in a gingerbread house. The gentle, archetypal illustrations by Margaret Evans Price (1888-1973) balance the sweetness of the children and the scariness of the witch. Launch date: August 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15265 (added 9/19/2007)
This version of “Red Riding Hood” is illustrated by Gladys Hall and dates from about 1910. Launch date: August 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15264 (added 9/19/2007)
This book illustrated by Ethel Hays portrays Aesop’s story of a country mouse who visits a cousin in the city and ends up preferring the simple life. The story varies from the original, as the illustrator changed the cousins from male to female. Launch date: August 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15263 (added 9/19/2007)
This inspirational volume features an attractive collection of costume plates from book originally published in the mid-20th century. Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14831 (added 8/22/2007)
This illustrated version of O. Henry’s classic and touching story about generosity features delicate line drawings by Stephen Gooden. It tells of the mutual love and self-sacrifice of a young married couple and is about the best kind of gift giving, taking its title from the fits Christmas gift givers, the three Magi, or wise men. Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14830 (added 8/22/2007)
In this 16-page facsimile of a 1917 publication, Margaret Evans Price has judiciously selected rhymes and provided illustrations that are just right. Rhymes include “Little Bo-Peep,” “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary,” “Jack and Jill,” “Goosey Gander” and “Simple Simon.” Other classic books are also available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13048 (added 5/23/2007)
This set of six paper dolls from the 1950s is packaged in an attractive portfolio with a clever interlocking heart closure. The dolls and their wardrobes capture the essence of that era, and today’s bride will be as charmed by them as her earlier counterpart. The paper dolls included are Bride, Groom, Maid of Honor, Best Man, Bridesmaid and Flower Girl. All have extensive wardrobes. The set will appeal to doll collectors because of its authenticity and high quality, and may also make a charming bridal shower gift.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12605 (added 5/2/2007)
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This boxed set of 20 stickers includes images of wrapped presents, gift giving, cakes, parties, and a variety of fanciful ways to commemorate this important day. Our sources are as varied as our subjects – children’s books, magazine illustrations and covers, calendar art, scraps, decorations and posters. Launch date: July 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10178 (added 11/20/2006)
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This 30-page book features postcards of children engaged in a variety of Yuletide activities. The cards are from the era of about 1880 to 1910. “We specialize in reproducing high-quality illustration art from early children's books. Our products often show children at play in another era (mostly from about 1880-1940), so they have a nostalgic feel and are suitable for children of all ages,” Jerry Houck, sales manager at Laughing Elephant, told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10177 (added 11/20/2006)
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