Huckleberry Hound: Giant Story Book from Whitman Publishing is a book i’ve tried to track down for 20 years. Then suddenly on Flickr I came across it. This great nostalgic book is quite a collectable as it dates back to 1961.
The book is full of all the Hanna-Barbera’s cartoons. Unfortunately its all in monotone colour and for a kid that was always a disappointment. If you love Hanna-Barbera’s The Huckleberry Hound Show you will love this book.
A recent one on ebay remarkably went for just a few pounds.That listing is for a 1961 Hanna-Barbera Huckleberry Hound Giant Story Book in Hardcover. The book had 190 pages and appeared to have had some of the back pages missing. There was some yellowing/browning of the pages and definite binding issues. But even so good value in my mind.
The interior artwork is illustrated by Frank McSavage who does a great job with H-B’s character designs. Here are some examples of the illustrations that are found through-out the book.The 192 page book is also a fun, retro read since a lot of the classic cartoon action, violence and sterotypes are still intact as you read it.
- Operation Spud
- No Picnic
- The Noisy little indian
- Yogi and the 3 little pigs
- Meeces in the moon
- Inspector Huck and the mad scientist
- Everythings ducky
- Please feed the bear
- Mr Jinks and the pie-eyed pipe
- Sir Huck and the dragon
- the Father-son picnic
- Officer Huck of the fireway patrol