Picture Book Collection – Litterbugs Come in Every Size 1972

Stumbled across this 1972 Golden Book picture book “Litterbugs Come in Every Size” at a garage sale.  There was a box of picture books, apparently the lady selling them was a school teacher during the 70’s.  I tried to get a few books that I didn’t already have, and that looked fun, silly and interesting.

The cover says it all, and it’s written in rhyme.  I think we had this book in my classroom too.  It was right during the time of Coke’s “We’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” and the commercial with crying Indian on television, if you’re too young to know what I’m talking about, Google it?

Here’s the first paragraph, “Litterbugs come in every size.  (They’re really monsters in disguise!) Sometimes they’re tall, sometimes they’re teeny; they’re fat, or thin, or in-betweeney.”

Does anyone say “litterbug” anymore?

I just love the illustrations:

The neatos are portrayed as clean, neat, happy, friendly and always smiling monsters.  The litterbugs are portrayed as dumb, lazy, dirty, and selfish monsters.  And, as a bonus thier was a 45 rpm record in the back by Donald Duck.  If you don’t know what 45 rpm is or a record is – google it.  Wait until you see my find with illustrations by Ezra Jack Keats.

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