Cats Posed For This 110-Year-Old Children’s Book Teaching How To Read

Kittens And Cats Children Book 6

This has to be one of my favorite public domain finds posted about recently. I mean, vintage kitschy cats for kids? Come on! Hitting me where it hurts. Great post from DesignTAXI.com.

Everyone knows the way to introduce language to a reader, whether young or old, is by using pictures. Going above expectations for picture books, though, was children’s author Eulalie Osgood Grover, who in 1911 published a book filled with whimsical photos of cats, styled to tell a story.

Spotted by Public Domain Review and Open Culture, the adorable Kittens and Cats: A First Reader endeared schoolchildren into the world of reading with characters like Queen Cat, Dunce Cat, Granny Gray, and Party Cat, with kitties dressing the part.

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