Mel and I came upon this at an antique store in Chico about 3-4 months back. I fell in love with the imagery and thought it would be an interesting piece to have around. This book was originally published in 1949, but the version we have is released in 1957. This was used as a teachers aid in school for reading to elementary school kids. This book is seriously large, it measures 19″ wide x 26″ high! It has 30 pages of story and images. If I had a child and I wanted to decorate the room and I got this book for free or just wasn’t in love with it then I would consider framing each page and hanging them on the wall. The images are so 50’s!