John Newbery marketed a children’s book intended for instruction and amusement, A Little Pretty Pocket Book published in 1744 in London, England. An additional toy was sold with the book: a red and black ball for boys, and a red and black pincushion for girls along with a letter from, Jack the Giant Killer, urging children to stick a pin in the red side of their toy when they were good, and a pin in the black side when they were bad.
- A Little Pretty Pocket-Book – Wikipedia
A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, intended for the Amusement of Little Master Tommy and Pretty Miss Polly with Two Letters from Jack the Giant Killer is the title of a 1744 children’s book by British publisher John Newbery. … Wolf, E.; Academy, R.I. (2009). Todd Lecture Series (in French).
- A Pretty Little Pocket Book – The British Library
The most prominent publisher of books for children in the 18th century was John Newbery, who was based at ‘the sign of the Bible and Sun’ in St Paul’s … Published: 1770, London
- Mr. Newbery’s Little Pretty Pocket-Book : The Colonial Williamsburg …
John Newbery was the first printer to see a market for children’s books that both instructed and amused children, so he invented the genre. His first book of this …
- A Little Pretty Pocket-Book – The Development of British Children’s …
A Little Pretty Pocket-Book. Picture. Title page … The book was unique in its marketing: it came with either a ball or pincushion (depending on the child’s gender).