Saturday, July 20, 2019

"The Road to the Moon": Kellogg's Man-In-Space Patches (1969)

One of my favorite sets of ephemera from my childhood is the Kellogg's Man-in-Space Patches, that came in boxes of Cornflakes in late 1968 and early 1969.

Each manned mission has its own patch from Freedom 7 (5-5-61) to Apollo 10 (scheduled 5-18-69).  They each had a description on the back of the patch of the astronauts, date of the mission, and what they did. 

Looking at them again on this 50th anniversary of the moon landing reminds me how much happened in those 8 years and how closely I felt like it was "my" success too. So enjoy this little extra.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jacky's Trip to the Moon (1969)

Jacky's Trip to the Moon is another of these strange space travel books. The plot is about a monkey and a mouse at the zoo who tell a small girl they are planning to go to the moon. The girl does not believe them and bets them they won't, if they win they get to leave the zoo and move in with the girl.
OK...... So enjoy these wild and detailed illustrations.

Schwitter-Hamilton, Norma. Illustrated byGiorgio Guglielmetti. Jacky's trip to the moon. London : Ward Lock. (34 p.) 31 cm, 1969. 

 So the mouse and the monkey explore the world trying to find a way to get to the moon. Their solution is unique...they find Rocket Castle through a wizard's magic.