Out-of-print book from popular NBC Ding Dong School 1950's television show. "Dressing Up" was written to open children to a new experience in creative play!!
First edition 1953 vintage children's book - Dressing Up by Miss Frances: A Ding Dong School Book. #206 in the Ding Dong School children's series. Charming colorful illustrations by Katherine Evans. Written: Dr. Frances R. Horwich Frances & Reinald Werrenrath, Jr. Publisher: Rand McNally, Copyright, 1953 probable first edition, #206:25 back.
Dressing up in adult clothes or costume can stimulate many healthy make-believe play situations, and it offers the opportunity for parents and children to have fun together working on their costumes. Every morning, 1952 to 1956, the school bell rang across NBC network, millions of youngsters gathered in front of television sets from coast to coast to spend time with their beloved Miss Frances, schoolmistress of the TV's most outstanding children's program - Ding Dong School.
Miss Frances, who was Dr. Frances Horwich, one of the country's foremost educators, captivated both children and parents by combining nursery-school fun with sound education principles in her wonderful program. Together Miss Frances and Reinald Werrenrath, Jr., producer-director of the program, retells one of her most popular stories in this Ding Dong School Book for small children to enjoy.
Back of cover has wonderful advertisement with school bell, slogan: Build A Ding Dong School Library For Your Child. Lists several Ding Dong titles including "A Suitcase With A Surprise" and "Daddy's Birthday Cakes". Hardcover, no dustjacket as issued, silver foil binding. 28pp, 8" x 6". NOT ex-library. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition.
Pages excellent/bright/clean-fep small'6-book' in pencil. Cover very good++/bright/clean-light shelfwear-light scuffing-light corner bumping. Spine foil bright looks really nice-some light shelfwear. Spine ends more wear-top 1/8" board peek. Bottom 1/2" board peek.
Do not pass up this rare 1950's gem; will make a fabulous gift!!!