Friday, December 2, 2022

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Goes Christmas Shopping - 1953

It's time for another "Little Golden Book" from my childhood!  This one is titled, Mickey Mouse Goes Christmas Shopping.  (Last December, I posted another Christmas-themed Little Golden Book, Donald Duck and Santa Claus.)

The title page credits Annie North Bedford for the story.  She authored quite a few children's books, including Frosty The Snowman, and Walt Disney's Little Man Of Disneyland.

Credit is also given to Bob Moore and Xavier Atencio, from the Walt Disney Studios, for the illustrations.  Bob Moore helped to animate some of Disney's feature films, such as Dumbo.  He also designed the Orange Bird mascot for the Florida Citrus Commission (1971), the U.S. postage stamp honoring Walt Disney (1968), and Sam the Eagle, the mascot of the 1984 U.S. Olympics.  Xavier Atencio was an artist at the Disney Studios from 1938 to 1965.  He then became an Imagineer and is probably best known for writing the scripts and theme songs for Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion attractions.

The book has a copyright date of 1953.  However, this particular copy would have been purchased for my brother and me, about 15 years later.

The inside of the back cover, listed other Little Golden Book titles that were available:

And the back cover listed some "activity" books that were also from Golden Press.

Happy holidays, to all!