Friday, November 26, 2021

Away We Go Coloring Book (1960)

 

Another coloring book inspiring children to dream of space and the adventures they might have.

Away We Go. Illustrated by E. Dills. Sandusky, OH : Stephens Publishing Co. 32 p. 1960.













Friday, November 19, 2021

Funny Pictures Magazine May 1964

 


The May issue of Funny Pictures magazine had a comic strip about spaceflight I wanted to share. Funny Pictures was a Soviet children's magazine with joke, cartoons and stories. I like these charming stories and this one has a nice fantasy about a boy's dream about adventures in space.















Friday, November 12, 2021

The Main Star Man (1969)

 


 This book was based on the cartoon of the same name by Soyuzmultfilm studio. It is a fictional story of two brothers learning about astronomy and the history of looking in the sky. It is full of wonderful painted images.

G. Sapgir, G. Tsyferov. Drawn by V. Savydov and A. Vinokurov. The Main Star Man. Moscow : Bureau of Propaganda of Soviet Cinema. 20 p. 13 x 21 cm. 1969.











Friday, November 5, 2021

The Adventures of Toby Brite and Bobby (1953)

 


It is time again for the Adventures of Toby Brite and Bobby, toothbrush in space! I blogged about a different copy of this story in 2009 so it is time to see this again.

https://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2009/05/adventures-of-toby-brite-bobby-1953.html

This version was a premium handed out at dentist and perhaps schools for dental education. As you can see it had been reprinted several times in this pamphlet form. The adventures of a boy and his talking toothbrush, who just happen to fly a space ship. Seriously, does the "space tie-in" get any more ridiculous?

No much space content but a good palate (teeth?) cleanser from the last few posts.














Friday, October 29, 2021

Belka & Strelka (1961)

 

Here is another book celebrating Belka and Strelka. It seems to be a fictional story about how excited the animals were about their mission into space. With big colorful illustrations it stands out as a charming book.



Podkopaev, V. Belka and Strelka. Moscow : Krasnodar. (14 p.)  27 cm. 1961.