Jesper Høm & Sven Grønløkke, Børnenes Billedbog, 1975

Danish edition cover back and front

Danish edition cover back and front

 

With the exception of the title and copyright information, there is absolutely no writing in this simple publication designed for children. A picture book playing with, and counting on, education by association. Almost five hundred pages long, the book encourages questions and explanations, educating the ‘reader’ by leaving wide space for interpretation. All photographs are printed full-bleed. The printing quality is poor, as is the paper, but it is exactly this which adds a raw charm to the book. It is quite difficult to find a copy in good condition as, being a child’s book, they have usually been ‘loved’ to bits. I certainly fell in love with this, surprisingly underrated, book at first sight.

 

Printed in Denmark by A/S  J. Jørgensen & Co. 1975

Soft cover

14.4 x 19.9cm

480 pages

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Jesper Høm & Sven Grønløkke, Kinderbilderbuch, 1976

 

Swiss, German language edition 1976, cover back and front

Swiss, German language edition 1976, cover back and front

 

 

This is the German edition published by Reich Verlag AG. Luzern, Switzerland. Identical size and images to the original Danish edition from 1975.

Printed in Denmark by A/S  J. Jørgensen & Co.

Published by Reich Verlag AG. Luzern, Schweiz 1976

Soft cover

14.2 x 19.9cm

480 pages

 

 

 

Jesper Høm & Sven Grønløkke, For Kids Only, 1977

 

US edition 1977, cover back and front

US edition 1977, cover back and front

US edition, title pages

US edition, title pages

 

 

The US edition from 1977 departs slightly from the stark concept of the original publication by adding title pages and a brief introduction by child literature expert Charles F. Reasoner. This edition is a little larger than the previously published Danish and Swiss editions.

Two pages Introduction by Charles F. Reasoner Professor, Elementary Education, New York University
Printed in USA

Published by Delacorte Press/New York  1977

Soft cover

16.1 x 22.9cm

488 pages

 

 

 

Jesper Høm & Sven Grønløkke, Børnenes Billedbog, 1979

 

Danish second edition 1979, cover back and front

Danish second edition 1979, cover back and front

 

 

This is the Danish second edition from 1979. Similar in size to the US edition.

Printed in Denmark by A/O Tryk as. ODENSE 1979

Soft cover

16.1 x 23cm

480 pages

  

Danish edition 1975, Swiss edition 1976, Danish edition 1979, US edition 1977,covers

Danish edition 1975, Swiss edition 1976, Danish edition 1979, US edition 1977,covers

Danish edition 1975, Swiss edition 1976, Danish edition 1979, US edition 1977, spines

Danish edition 1975, Swiss edition 1976, Danish edition 1979, US edition 1977, spines