Earle Goodenow, Cow Concert, 1951
Looking around Japanese websites is often a frustrating experience for me.
Most of the times the pictures are impossibly small, and the language
an insurmountable barrier (Goggle translator is not much help in this case).
Still, with patience and a bit of luck there are many unusual treasures
to be found. Soramimibunco is a Japanese store packed with interesting
vintage children's books from the 1950s to the 1970s. As you can see
from these covers, most seem to have been discarded by various
American public libraries. Nice to think that they will fall in some
loving collector's hands across the ocean rather than in the trash...
Virginia Kahl, Away went Wolfgang!, 1954
Art Seiden, Counting Rhymes, 1959
Jim McMullan, The Last Little Cat, 1961
Judy Varga, Miss Lollipop's Lion, 1963
Anita Lobel, Puppy Summer, 1966
Janosh, Gatalop The Wonderful Ball, 1971
AIleen Fisher, Going Places, 1973
Albert John Pucci, Tailtwisters, 1973
Eccles Williams, Magic at Midnight, 1974