Cuddles and Rags & Me and Mimi
Big & Little Books
Art by Jeanne Voelz
This book enjoyed several variations. The first 1950, was entitled "Dress Alike Cut-Outs" with a mini book. I had one I played with and loved as a child. Another version was "Cuddles and Rags," and another was just "Cuddles"-with all the dolls, and there was in 1957, a storybook/Golden book size called "Me and Mimi."
Oh, those endearing faces and chubby little bodies, and darling clothes! Simply irresistible! My childhood set had a large hard-board big doll, with a little doll also on hardboard, and the baby doll on cardboard. Don't recall how many pages my book had, 'cause it's cut out.
I built this pair of books from three sets. The one called "Cuddles" has a darling front cover, but cheap paper and printing on the inside clothes. The storybook style by James & Johathan "Me and Mimi" has a teeeeny little book showing through a peek-a-boo window in the cover. And I have my childhood cut set. By using all the components, I made a small book (4.25" x 5.5") to accompany a larger book (8.5" x 11".) There are some costume pages in the little book that are not in the larger book, (layouts as they were in the original little book) but all the costumes from all three sets are in the big book.
Got it? My version has all possible costumes, using all the dolls (the original teeny one, did not include the baby doll) and they are all cleaned up and clear/bright as I could make them. See image above for all the large pages, and some shots of the little ones.
* One 8.5' x 11" book, 80# Cardstock covers & 4 pages of clothes on 32#
* One 4.5" x 5.5" mini book on 32#. Covers plus 13 picture/story pages (DARLING images!!) and 8 pages of clothes for 3 dolls.
No die-cutting or perforating. You cut them in the old-fashioned way. All archival papers. Come in crystal clear archival seal-top bag.
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