|Children's Playmate, February 1954 - back and front cover|
I have an especially charming Children's Playmate Magazine from 1954 today! This one celebrates Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, President's Day, all that you would expect from an American kids publication.
|"Tekka, The Tea Cozy" by Elizabeth Stang (pg. 10 and 11)|
|"A Tale of Peter Pig" by Esther Cooper (pg. Esther Cooper)|
I LOVE the elf pictures in this magazine. I was so happy to find some in this issue!
|"The elves here will be just as gay/If colored, as across the way." (pg. 24)|
"These tiny, funny little elves/Have such a gay house for themselves!" (pg. 25)
|"Placed on a heart, each gay design/Will form a charming Valentine." (pg. 26)|
"Valentines are fun to make -- but WAIT!/First use what is on page twenty-eight!" (pg. 27)
|"Here's a Mardi Gras Party to enjoy,/ You'll find it fun for every girl and boy." (pg. 28)|
"Let's Give a Mardi Gras Party!" (pg. 29)
|"Something to Do for Girls" (pg. 40 & 41)|
|"Goody Goody Page" - A recipe in rhyme by Esther Cooper (pg. 48)|
"Yarn Doll Valentines for Your Friends" (pg. 49)
|Last two pages. Contest winners from the Hallowe'en issue, puzzle answers. (pg. 52)|
"Sky-Gars from Mars" Drawing Contest (pg. 53)
A Beautiful Bicycle
Not a puppy this time!