Tuesday, June 14, 2016

1961 Snow White Board Book from Germany

Published in Germany in 1961, a delightful little Snow White hardcover for children. As a board book, it has thick paperboard covers and interior pages. Illustrated by artist Wolfgang Schafer (who also created a few of the Schneewittchen movie posters). Simple, colorful, gorgeous artwork. A total of six pictorial pages (including front cover); the back cover is blank.

Sample pages...

Illustrations and text copyright Walt Disney Productions 1961. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.

Special thanks to Nunziante Valoroso for sharing info on the book and images scans from his collection.


  1. Here are the translations:
    "Aye, Sweet Child, trust in me, You'll find this apple to your taste."

    "Then came a Prince, and what luck! The coffin fell over, and the Apple piece loosed itself."

    Of course, this is a bit on the nose, since they're written in rhyme. but to make to rhyme in English I'd have to change the text a bit. Interesting that they chose the Grimm's ending over the film's.