Friday, November 25, 2016

The Tunnel of Lost Toys

Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Tunnel of Lost Toys is a cute little story published by Bobs-Merrill Company in 1980, where human girl Marcella drags her two stuffed pals out for an exciting afternoon at the amusement park! Of particular note is the wonderfully illustrated, mid book sequence that takes place inside a spooky "dark" boat ride (you'll have to find a copy to read exactly what happens, cuz I hate to give away the fun), but here's the entire part that features the monsters and pirates! Enjoy! (Illustrations by Vernon McKissack)













5 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Man, that third double-page spread is great!

Craftypants Carol said...

Man that double page panel of the dark ride so so neat!

Yukari said...

Is that Hatbox Ghost (a legendary lost ghost from the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland) next to Frankenstein´s creature? :)

Mr. Karswell said...

Agreed! That's definitely the best 2 page spread in any kids book I've ever seen-- and it could be The Hat Box Ghost, Yukari, or possibly Mr. Hyde, clearly the boat ride lay-out here draws from not only Pirates of the Carribean, but the Haunted Mansion as well :)

Thanks for the comments!

Mike said...

I collect kids' Halloween/spooky books and picked this up a few years ago because of the great illustrations. Thanks for reminding me of it; I'll have to go pull it off the shelf and look at it again.