Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co. 1934. The Big Little Book. Hardcover. 314pp. Twenty-fourmo [11.5 cm] Illustrated paper covered boards. Very good. The edges of the covers are rubbed and gently bumped, and the underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. The spine is subtly rolled. The front free endsheet is almost completely detached. There is a tiny chip in the bottom edge of the title page. The pages are browned. Item #24585
The outstanding feature of The Big Little Books was the captioned picture opposite each page of text. The books first sold for a dime (later 15¢). Many children learned to read and have an appreciation for all books because of their time spent with Big Little Books. The inspiration for the books was drawn mostly from radio, comic strips, and motion pictures.