|Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland Meets the White Rabbit (A Little Golden Book), retold by Jane Werner, with pictures by The Walt Disney Studio. Golden Press / Western Publishing Company, 1951. (This copy is from 1974.)|
Inspired by Little Sis's post from yesterday, I thought I would share another vintage Little Golden Book with you today. This one was first printed in 1951, the same year Disney released its version of Alice in Wonderland. It remained in print for many years. My copy, which is in gorgeous condition, says "Third printing, 1974."
I think the art in this one is beautiful. While the look and feel are based on the film adaptation, it retains that mid-century picture book charm.
I think it's fascinating that the Jabberwock remained in the book. Apparently, Stan Freberg was supposed to voice the character in the movie, complete with a song. The song is included in the DVD extras, which I don't remember watching. Oops. I guess I need to dig out my DVD!
Speaking of Alice stuff, I received a very Merry Un-birthday present last week! Every year, I look forward to the wonderful Mad Tea Party blog-hop hosted by A Fanciful Twist. I entered a few contests as I hopped from blog to blog, including the one hosted over at A Magical Whimsy. Please, go check out her awesome post, if you get a chance. She gave away a very cool mixed media canvas entitled "Tea Time Gown," and I was the lucky recipient!
Isn't it fabulous? For now, it's resting on my stack of Alice books, but we plan to hang it on the wall above the Alice table.
Anyway, a very Merry Unbirthday to You! (Unless it's your birthday, of course. Then Happy Birthday.)
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