It’s time to browse my book shelves again! Art Seiden is one of my tippy top favorite children’s book illustrators. This book is a Wonder Book from 1960 entitled “The Romper Room Do Bee Book of Manners.” For all you younguns, Romper Room was a kid’s show that ran from the 50s thru the mid 80s. This book is so dang cute. It teaches preschoolers good manners (“Do bee polite and helpful!”) but it’s Art Seiden’s illustrations that are really the tops!
How awesome are the little boy’s clothes?? The stripey shirt…the groovy lil bow tie. I also love his little stance…check him out on the phone and then lifting that crazy strong man barbell!! Loooove it.
Mama is fetching too in her sweet dressies.
I love that the Do Bee is *so* cheerful and happy, even when he’s lifting bar bells in a ski sweater! Here’s to always being a Do Bee and never a grouchy ol Don’t Bee!
Images: My copy of The Romper Room Do Bee Book of Manners by Nancy Claster. Pictures by Art Seiden. 1960.