The Slant Book The Slant Book is literally the shape of a parallelogram, with the spine of the book running down one side. When opened, facing pages form a “V” shape. All the pictures on the slanted recto pages show a way-too-precocious infant in a carriage [the “go-cart” of yesteryear] racing downhill who has somehow gotten away from his nanny, gleefully creating havoc all along the way! The facing verso pages contain two stanzas of commentary on the charming –if alarming!– illustrations. (Summary by Denny Sayers) This is a Multi-Touch edition.
The Rocket Book begins when the son of a building superintendent sets a match to a rocket he discovered in the basement. Suddenly, the rocket blasts its way up through apartment after apartment in a high-rise, disrupting and transforming the humdrum goings-on of twenty families till it is finally stopped cold by something in the attic. An elliptical hole is punched in each of the book’s pages and illustrations to signify where the rocket passed through every apartment! As in all of Newell’s books, the verse on the verso-page provides commentary on the recto-page illustration. (Summary by Denny Sayers)
Baby’s Own Aesop – A Beautiful Illustrated Children’s Picture Book; Perfect Bedtime Story.
This is a collection of 66 rhyming Aesop’s fables about animals with Portable Morals Pictorially Pointed by WALTER CRANE. Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the earliest contributors to children’s literature and one of the most influential illustrators in the development of children’s color picture books.