This has always seemed to me a good way to teach children about such things. It certainly seems to have fascinated you for the last forty odd years - wonder how "out of date" this idea is - can't imagine a modern book taking this angle.
Neither can I. It's so "40s" too: all the workers are men, bar one, and she works for one of the men!I'm not quite sure how one would simplify these things these days. Probably using non-human cartoon characters. I've seen that done to describe the workings of computers.
Absolutely fascinating. I seem to recall seeing something similar once in a comic - The Eagle, perhaps. Thanks for putting it up. Glad I saw it.
It's not GS is it?
ha! I've always known there were little people up there. And others dwell in radios and TVs and amid the strings of pianos. And they must all have littler people in their heads - it follows, yes?
It follows. But what do the ones in your head do when you lie down?
It's been a long day and I've got a bit of a cold, so forgive me if I'm missing the obvious... :)Who or what is GS?
they have these little suction cups on their feet, like flies so they don't lose their balance - and when I'm sleeping they show dream movies on my eyelids...
Sorry Dominic, mere insouciance, thought for a moment it was George Szirtes
I see. I think :)
these are quite cool
Dominic, I can well see why you would be entranced with this book, if all the pages are similar to this. What a lovely find, I find myself moving from bemused to intrigued and shall be on the lookout for similar books on my visits to antiquarian bookshops... in the new section, of course as the 1940s are not quite antiquarian, yet...
I've just done a bit of research -well, surfing- and found a great blog that has really gone to town on these kind of pictures - BibliOdyssey.
Post a Comment