15 July 2013

Tom Terrific Wonder Book

                 Tom Terrific was an early animated series on American television, presented as part of the Captain Kangaroo children's television show.
                  Created by Gene Deitch under the Terrytoons studio (which by that time was a subsidiary of CBS, the network that broadcast Captain Kangaroo), Tom Terrific ran in a series of five-minute cartoons created specifically for the Captain Kangaroo show from 1957-1959, and was rerun on Kangaroo for years thereafter. 

This Wonder Book  by Crosby Newell and Arthur Bartsch was published in 1958. Interestingly  , television, which plays a central part of the story, is never refered  to as 'TV' except on the cover.

And strangely, I now identify with Crabby Appleton instead of Tom. Weird.


  1. OMG!

    You just took me back about 9,000,000 light years.


    I just love your site.

  2. Thank you so much for showing this book. I remembered a Tom Terrific book when I was little and when I saw this one I remembered it at once-because of the songs on the back covers.(Chuckle!)