I remember we used to get these little promotional comic books when we went to buy shoes at the shoe store. See the Buster Brown logo at the bottom? I guess shoe companies provided these to stores to give out as incentives.
Here’s the back, with the shoe store’s stamp. The book itself is about 15 pages, so on the small size, but a fun little treat for a kid.
Here’s another little book that was next to the comics. I don’t remember this one from my childhood, but from the looks of it, it’s gotten plenty of attention from someone. The dress the girl is wearing is quaint, and I have to love the 5-cent price. Where today could you get a book, even a small one, for 5 cents? (well, I know — at a garage sale. But a new one?)
Any childhood memories of promotional comic books or other little books? Did you get any of these at stores when you were a child?