“Read it yourself” books were made for new readers, and each set included a vinyl record with the story and songs so you could read along — like a modern-day audiobook — complete with music and sound effects.
Take a look back at a few of these retro gems here!
Announcing the Walt Disney Anniversary Book-Record Collection (1974)
Celebrating 50 happy years of family entertainment. 8 great storyteller albums. Disney’s best-loved stories plus your favorite songs in a magnificent collection of 12″ long-playing records with beautifully illustrated, giant-size, full-color books.
The commemorative Walt Disney Anniversary Collection has been created to represent the very essence of Disney tradition. The eight book-record albums have been especially selected to suit the taste of every young listener and beginning reader, and to give a totally new experience in music and story enjoyment.
You’re in for the thrill of your life as you watch your favorite children laugh and wonder at the same timeless classics which thrilled you during your own childhood.
And now through this Special Invitation, your entire family can thrill again and again to the many Wonderful Worlds of Disney entertainment included in the magnificent Anniversary Collection.
A Unique Entertainment and Educational Experience for Your Child!
- Lavish Full-Color Illustrations by Disney Artists
- Full Orchestrations with many of Hollywood’s most talented Singers and Musicians
- Eight Timeless Classics Narrated by Your Child’s Favorite Stars
- Dramatic Sound Effects Created by Studio Experts
- Large, Easy-To-Read Type for beginning readers
- A Collector’s Treasury Commemorating 50 Years of Disney Tradition: “The Finest In Family Entertainment”
Each album is a true joy for any child, of any age, to treasure forever.
Vintage Disney book/record combos: Walt Disney’s story and songs from Peter Pan (1970s)
A magnificent full-color illustrated book and long-playing record
Yours to Enjoy FREE for 10 Days!
Complete and mail the Coupon below now and audition the Walt Disney Anniversary Collection in your own home for 10 full days at absolutely no cost, with no risk or obligation.
Relive with your child the most memorable moments from Wait Disney… listen to the albums …examine the books. Then if you wish, return the entire collection — no questions asked — and owe nothing.
But, decide to keep the collection, and through this Special Invitation, you save $11.88 — more than 33% off the suggested individual retail price for these albums. And you may take advantage of our easy payment plan. But you SEND NO MONEY NOW. Listen first — then decide. Mail the coupon today!
The Anniversary Collection will not be sold in stores as a commemorative library.
Vintage Disney book/record combos: The story and songs from Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins
Marni Nixon – Richard M Sherman – Dal McKennon – Bill Lee
Vintage Disney book/record combos: Walt Disney Treasury Collection (1975)
Discover an exciting treasure of Disney fun at special savings
Six magnificent, 12″ LP records with beautiful, full-color, GIANT-size storybooks! (Ad features Alice in Wonderland, Bambi, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, Pinocchio, Jungle Book, Lady and the Tramp.)
Vintage Disney book: Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1970s)
See a modern version of this Winnie the Pooh book at Amazon
Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland vintage Disneyland record & book
Read-it-yourself books from Disney (1978)
Whoopee! It’s free! Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too” … an exciting read-it-yourself book for your 4 to 8-year-old!
What a wonderful idea! Why shouldn’t your child’s favorite Disney pals be the ones to help him take a giant step into the WONDERFUL WORLD OF READING and offer your child so many happy reasons to read on his own?
That’s why Walt Disney Productions, together with Random House, leading publisher of quality children’s books, have created this all-new program of colorful, easy-to-read books.
America’s favorite book club for children 4 to 8
To measure the current success of our efforts, you need only consider that in a little over a year we are already serving over hundreds of thousands of happy children every single month! Shouldn’t your favorite 4- to 8-year-old join the fun?
Your children will enjoy all the famous Disney characters in new stories. Cinderella, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Bambi, Thumper, Peter Pan, Snow White and many more… all reasons to help youngsters learn to read and enjoy it.
But you need not keep even one additional book, because you may cancel your child’s membership at any time. For each book you keep, you’ll be billed only $2.45 plus delivery — and continue to save on the retail price of $3.50 per book.
Send now for FREE book — 3 others to try without risk! Why not let your child enjoy that magical combination of entertainment and education that is Disney’s alone. See how Donald, Peter, Bambi, Dumbo, and all the Disney friends he loves and trusts help him to read with more and more confidence — and more and more fun!
Remember, you risk nothing—and your child stands to gain a world of easy-reading pleasure! So fill out and mail the attached order form today!
Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” vintage book
Part of Disney’s Wonderful World of Reading collection
Vintage Walt Disney’s Gulliver Mickey book