Monday, August 29, 2011

Little Golden Book Monday #149

Here is something I found on while looking for something completely unrelated. It is The Courageous Captain America, which I assume is a tie in to the recent movie (which I loved by the way!) I'm not 100% sure that it is a typical Little Golden Book, as it looks more like something that would be released as a soft cover and without the golden spine, but it does say that it is a hard cover and is priced the same as other Little Golden Books on Amazon. I called around to all my local book stores, but none of them even had this in their system. So, it looks like this is yet another item I will have to order from Amazon. I'll be sure to let you know it if is indeed a Little Golden Book, or a LGB wannabe.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ohh, the '92 Spearmints are out!

Ohh, the '92 Spearmints are out! I gotta get to a store! This is a Calvin & Hobbes cartoon that I cut out of the newspaper back in '92 and have had up on my wall at work ever since. My wife and I use the expression "Ohh, the '92 Speamints are out!" all the time when somebody is excited about something we think is silly. And I don't know what's so weird about having a subscription to a magazine called Chewing? I had a subscription to Flake magazine, a magazine dedicated to cereal boxes! That's not silly is it?

Monday, August 08, 2011

Little Golden Book Monday #148

Today's Little Golden Book is Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Pluto Pup, told by Elizabeth Beecher, pictures by the Walt Disney Studio and adapted by Campbell Grant. Originally from 1953, my copy is the tenth printing from 1972. Here is the synopsis of the book printing inside; Mickey Mouse and his merry Disney gang rollick though another lively adventure, with bright and merry pictures from the Walt Disney Studio.
While I was typing this, I had the book sitting beside my keyboard. The longer I looked at the cover, the more I started to see a face on the old car they were riding in.
Here is my favorite page of the book, which shows Mickey getting breakfast ready for his pal Pluto. Looks like Pluto is getting some canned dog food and Puppo Biskits, that is IF Mickey can fan find Pluto.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Little Golden Book Monday #147

While trolling for new Disney books to add to my collection, I found two new Little Golden Books that are scheduled to come out next week (August 9, 2011).
The first is Tractor Trouble, based on Disney / Pixar's Cars. The second is The Pet Problem, based on Disney / Pixar's Toy Story.
The thing that makes these a little unusual, is that neither is based on the current film, but rather on the franchise. This will be the fifth Little Golden Book based on the Cars franchise, and the fourth based on the Toy Story franchise.
Hopefully I will be able to find copies of these at my local book store next week, but I won't be surprised if I am back at to order my copies.