Today's vintage children's book is Hansel and Gretel. This version is a 3D puppet book from Rose Art Studios in Japan. These books, which were first published in the 60's, are very unique. Actual puppets (not dolls) and sets were made for the books. The medium for making these books was called stop motion animation. Does anyone still do this type of work or is it an art form that has fallen to the wayside?
The earlier books, like this one, has a hologram photo on the cover that makes the picture look three dimensional. Nice touch!
While I admire what was done in these books, the faces of the puppets are well, kind of scary. It's the eyes. Changing the eyes would make a huge difference, just saying...
There were 14 titles in this series called My Tiny 3-D Book Series, which you can see below.
Hansel and Gretel
Pictures by Rose Art Studios
Playmore Inc. Publishers