Copyright 1947 Acrobat Shoe Company. The illustrations by Patricia Valleau are full of character and action. The wrinkled old elephant in spectacles wears a clown’s hat, a neck ruffle and has red toenails. Monkeys wearing a camel costume get around on roller skates with spurs. Tumblin Tim rides his white horse, Twinkle Toes, while working for the circus full of animals and a pretty young girl, Flyer Flo. This book was offered as an advertising premium with children’s shoes in the Carlisle-Allen Co. of Ashtabula, OH. It is brown with age, has stains and a few rips and creases, but the character remains. It is quite amusing. There are stories in prose in addition to the artwork. The book measures 8 x 11 inches.
Advertising Premium: Tumblin Tim Book #3