Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winker Puppet Story Books

As a child, I read anything that was given to me; and my Grandparents gave me these two wonderful books. I thought they were the best things as I was still learning to read and the pictures were really colourful and pretty. Little did I know these books were also Japanese made and were going to be hard to come by in the future. These two lovely - but well-known - fairytales of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and 'Little Red Riding Hood' became favourites of mine to read. The covers were transient as I moved them up and down; changing from one scene to another, and the thick pages are easy to turn. Mum covered these books with plastic that was used in the libraries to protect books in the 1980's; and this plastic is still on these books, keeping their looks and quality complete.
The one thing I have noticed about these books is that they were printed in 1968 and 1970, made, printed and bound in Japan by Zokeisha Publications in Tokyo and the Winker Puppet Story Books had a list of other fairytales they had printed.

I have looked around on the net and haven't found anyone else with these books. However, I have found the site of the publishing company; and they are still going strong, entertaining children all over Japan and the world with their books. I've put a link on the side bar for more information.


  1. I Have a book The Three Little Pigs printed by Little @ Woods Press in is a division of Zokeisha Publications Limited.I Also have not come across these books

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