Our Picture Book. Easy growth in reading. Illustrated by Corinne Pauli Waterall. Gertrude Hildreth, Mabel J. Henderson, Allie Lou Felton, Alice Meighen.
Our Picture Book. Easy growth in reading. Illustrated by Corinne Pauli Waterall.
Our Picture Book. Easy growth in reading. Illustrated by Corinne Pauli Waterall.
Our Picture Book. Easy growth in reading. Illustrated by Corinne Pauli Waterall.
Our Picture Book. Easy growth in reading. Illustrated by Corinne Pauli Waterall.
Our Picture Book. Easy growth in reading. Illustrated by Corinne Pauli Waterall.
Our Picture Book. Easy growth in reading. Illustrated by Corinne Pauli Waterall.

Our Picture Book. Easy growth in reading. Illustrated by Corinne Pauli Waterall.

Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1940. First edition of this teacher’s edition instructional folio, the first primer in the Easy Growth in Reading series. Every page illustrated in color. With text leaf of instructions for teachers at end of work. Some light wear. One page with a tear at one edge repaired with tape (with no loss). Former owner’s name in ink on front cover. A very good copy. Original spiral-bound orange boards titled and ruled in blue. Folio (13” x 18”). 30, [2] pp. Item #17160

Gertrude Hildreth (1898 – 1984) and her team of collaborating editors at the Teachers College at Columbia University designed this series around siblings Nancy and Bob, a dog named Mac, and a cat named Muff. These readers competed with the Dick and Jane series, the Reading for Meaning series written by Paul McKee (and his collaborators) and illustrated by Corinne Malvern, and the other series of readers produced in these extra-large formats for classroom use. Corinne Pauli Waterall (1884 – 1946) was a noted children’s book illustrator and advertising artist who also illustrated Jane Abbott titles in the 1920s and 1930s, many titles in the Easy Growth in Reading Series, and posters for Campbell’s Soup.

OCLC records eight copies, just six in North America: Library of Congress, Princeton, San Antonio PL (Texas), Heartland County Library (Ohio), West Virginia University, and University of Alberta (Canada).

Price: $400.00