In the shape of the famed Boo-boos, her still beloved elf like characters. It is an extremely rare children's book. It may well be the first Boo-boo title -- the start of it all -- and if not the original appearance of the iconic character this is certainly one of the earliest emergences of the Boo-boo figure as a marketed entity. Later all manner of Boo-boos related collectibles were released as the popularity of the character, and Attwell's art generally, soared.
Published and printed by Valentine & Sons Ltd. Dundee and London, Great Britain. The title page also states No. 1181/1913, and 1913 evidently dates this book as that fits with other information found about its publishing.
The title page refers to Valentine's Dolly Books (the 1181 corresponding to that) and also Valentine's Book Toys - no doubt referring to the shape and moveable arms - and gives the number B455, amongst other information. I confirmed from the few examples of Dolly Books online that the 1181/1913 series number does date this item. Attwell seems to have originated this shaped book series and written many titles, suggesting the Boo-boos were originally created to be one tale in her Dolly Books collection. It pre-dates the main Boo-boos series by about 8 years.
The Boo-boos images have subsequently appeared on endless printed cards, valentines, stationary and on pottery of all types. Once upon a time there was a little elf...So begins this delightful story of a mischievous little fellow's adventures in a fantasy land. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "lorysgoodstuff" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, United Kingdom.