When my brother and I were very young, we had quite a few "Little Golden Books." The title of one of them was, Walt Disney's "Disneyland On The Air." I loved that book and have kept it to this very day, along with many other childhood books.
Years later, while shopping in a "comic book and collectibles" store, not too far from Disneyland, I came across the same book. However, this was an older "Mickey Mouse Club Book" version, with a different cover. I really liked the graphics on the older cover, so I ended up purchasing it. Here is that original cover:
The original owner's name was written on the inside. I wonder if "Johnny" ever thought about, or missed his childhood book, once he grew up?
I've scanned every page of the book, so here it is in it's entirety!
I loved all of the artwork in this book, but especially these two pages, showing Disneyland's Opera House and Town Square. Notice how the Horse-drawn Street Car is depicted as being completely enclosed.
I also loved this artwork, with the Disneyland skyline used as a backdrop. Notice how the silhouette of the "rocket" on the far left, matches the one on the cover, but neither one of them really matches Tomorrowland's TWA rocket.
The back cover listed other "Mickey Mouse Club Books," which were also available.
Here is the cover of the reissued version of the book. This is my personal copy, from childhood.
The back cover was now promoting "Golden Books."
And the inside of the back cover included a list, of other available Golden Book titles.
I hope everyone enjoyed this vintage children's book!
We will end this post with a few more "Little Golden Book" and "Mickey Mouse Club Book" titles, which are also from my childhood collection. These are just the Disney ones. I have others, including Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, The Flintstones, The Night Before Christmas, and more. I may scan some of these for future posts.