Art Linkletter was the most beloved entertainer during The Golden Age of Television. He loved childred and believed what came out of their mouths was not only quite funny but that their unfiltered truth flowed from the mouth in wonderful honest ways that tickled everyone around them. Today I'm offering for sale two of his series of 17 books he wrote quoting some of the 27,000 children he interviewed during his time on his famous TV show "House Party". Listed below is each book and it's condition.
1.)The first book from 1957 is titled "Kids Say The Darndest Things! This is a hard cover book, 1st edition, copyrighted in 1957 by Prentice-Hall, Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The book is Illustrated by the one and only Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, and has a wonderful introduction by Art Linkletter's good friend Walt Disney. The book has 191 pages filled with Quips, Slips, Shockers, Candid and Chuckle happy truth filled interviews from kids who said The Darndest Things! This book measures 6" wide x 8½" long x ¾" thick.
**Condition: The dust jacket is in fair condition; The front and back covers are in very good condition, very clean and bright; The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. *Dust Jacket: There are tears along the top and bottom edges and also along the creases; There are four pieces missing along the top and bottom edges and a few soil marks.*Covers: There are bumps at each of the four corners and at the top and bottom of the spine; There is also a small amount of soiling along the bottom edge of the back cover. *Inside pages: There is writing in blue ink at the top of the first inside page; There are tiny crease marks at the bottom right corner of the first five inside pages.
2.)The second is a soft cover book titled, "kids STILL say the darndest things!" This is a first edition from 1962 published by Giant Cardinal and printed by Pocket Books, Inc. This book is also illustrated by Charles M. Schulz. This book has 216 pages and measures 4¼" wide x 6½" long x ½" thick.
**Condition: The front and back covers are in very good condition, very clean and bright; The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. *Covers: There are bumps at each of the corners and a small crease mark at the top right corner. There is also very minor wear along the edges.
Mr. Linkletter was a very smart businessman and shared his wealth by donating vast amounts of his income for child causes while living. Did you know he was a major investor and promoter of one of the greatest kids toy ever invented---"The Hula Hoop". Below are a few of the things said by the kids:
What's your ambition? To be Miss Universe. How do you get to be that? You grow up and have everything in the right place. What's the funniest thing that happened to you, Linda? My mom told me to go lay an egg. What's so funny about that? I don't know how. What's alimony? It's something Davy Crockett fought for and finally lost. What does your mom do? She's a Sunday School teacher. What does she do for fun? She plays poker and drinks beer. These are just a sampling of wonderful side sticking bits of young truths from out of the mouths of babes.
What a wonderful gift for your mom or dad or your grandparents who grew up watching Art Linkletter on TV. These books will definitely bring back many wonderful memories!
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