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Rare Spanish waddle book - complete - AVENTURAS DE ATU EL PINGUINO (1948 Molino) - A movable book retaining all original un-punched Waddle figures

1940's movable Waddle Book
Vintage Waddle book with original punch-out figures and ramp - Spanish

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AVENTURAS DE ATU EL PINGUINO (Spanish language Waddle Book, complete !)

22 p. - Author: Carmen de Ra-Fael (real name Carmen Kurtz) Illustrations by Alejandro Coll.
Editor and publisher: Editorial Molino Argentina.

Stated first edition 1948

32.5 cm X 24 cm - 26 text pages including all 4 original un-punched waddle figure pages as well as the ramp !

Rare Spanish waddle book not identified as existing in English. Published by Molino - the same publisher that published the Spanish edition of the Mickey Mouse waddle book. Both the Spanish Mickey and this book state on the front covers “UN CUENTO CON PERSONAJES QUE SALEN DEL LIBRO Y” – Translates to: “A TALE WITH CHARACTERS LEAVING THE BOOK AND WALKING ALONE”

Complete as issued w/four bound-in cardboard pages featuring all original un-punched Waddle figures
Also included is the original diecut cardboard ramp.

Very similar to the Spanish Mickey Mouse waddle book with the same publisher and cover description

Condition - Very Good to Fine. All original waddle characters present and completely unpunched . No writing, no tears. Ramp also in excellent condition. Slight tear at upper spine (see photo). Your book has been stored and will be sent in an archival presentation box.

Collectors Corner:

Spain was the first country to publish translations of Disney movable books. Molino was the first publisher of Disney Books in Spain.

Very few copies of the two follow up waddle books to Mickey Mouse were published and, like Mickey Mouse, almost never come with their waddles.

According to Didier Ghez on his Disney History blog “Before the Spanish civil war Molino had been one of Disney's official licensees in the country “(see his article about them in Tomart's Disneyana Update for more information on the subject).

About the author: Carmen Kurtz (1911-1999)
Information below was translated from the Wicki Spain article “Biografía de Carmen Kurtz”:
"Carmen Kurtz was a renowned writer, known primarily for her children’s stories. She was awarded numerous times for her books and is considered one of the most original and important postwar literature authors – especially for children’s books. Internationally Carmen was a runner up and Spain's official candidate for the International Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1980. The Hans Christian Anderson Award is the most distinguished prize in children's literature and is often referred to as the "Little Nobel Prize."

Also, according to this website, https://archive.org/stream/Boletin_Oficial_Republica_Argentinata ,this book was "printed in Argentina with a press run of only 5,000 copies"

Collect them all - Other Waddle Books:

We know of 5 First edition Waddle book Titles:

Mickey Mouse Waddle Book (1934 Blue Ribbon Books, NY)
Teddy Tail Waddle Book (1934 Collins, UK – 1934 Whitman, USA)
WIZARD OF OZ WADDLE BOOK (1934 Blue Ribbon Books, NY)


Product Code: DIS-2