Wednesday, February 19, 2014

No and Yes

In our last post we saw a girl who loved refrigerators, now in today's post we see an even younger girl on the downward sliding path to serpent obsession. She has to be told "NO!" quite a bit along the way by her elders, (as well as some unfortunate trips to Sunday school), but someday those dreams of big 'ol mesmerizing snakes will be fulfilled! To quote Dr. Julian Karswell, "...snakes and ladders. An English game. You see, if you land at the foot of the ladder you climb all the way to the top. But if you land on the head of the snake, you slide all the way down again. Funny thing, I always preferred sliding down the snakes to climbing up the ladders." I have a feeling someone else thinks this way too ;) This is a cute little story from 1962, published exclusively for the use of church folk, with fabulously cute artwork by Robert E. Barry!



















8 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

of course you know i love that first full page with the hors d'oeuvres tray and the records!!!

really cute illustrations!

Mr. Cavin said...

Man I love that last page. That big plaid chair is excellent. Other favorites include the party picture on scan three (love the record holder and mom's dress) and the distant steepled hamlet in scan nine. I am a little dubious about father's real plans in scan five, though. He says he's going to work, but his pants tell me he's going to, um, play.

Karswell said...

Mr. C!! Why, that's the kind of lewd and crude comment I would expect from Carol!

Karswell said...

Of course! My fave pic is the very last one as she gazes longingly at that snake illo

Craftypants Carol said...

i was being nice!

Karswell said...

riiiiight ;)

Craftypants Carol said...

:P

yobar said...

I have a copy of this. Probably more of this old stuff, too, in storage.