Talking Books

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Anonymous on April 25, 2018

    This is undoubtedly the ancestor of the solid-state "sound-effect" books so common today. As with so many things, this might be more low-tech, but it's an altogether better concept. Here the book "reads" the story. Sound-effect books just have a thin side-strip of buttons that make various noises somehow vaguely relevant to the story on the pages.

    The only draw-back herre is the art. Those are probably the creepiest Three Bears in print. The artist appeares to have been influenced by the chimps from "Planet Of The Apes", which is fine up to a point. If they wanted Goldilocks On The Planet Of The Apes, fine. It might have even been an interesting take.

    My aunt, God rest her soul, collected Little Golden books as a hobby so this Anon has some experience with a variety of different childrens' artists. Drawing story-book bears isn't -that- difficult.

  • Sabrina Steyling on April 27, 2018

    I had the farmer says See & Say, but as far as talking books I had a Magic Wand Reader from Texas Instruments. You swiped the wand over bar codes in the books and it "read" to you in a totally 80s robotic voice. I loved that thing!

  • baby sprinkles on April 30, 2018

    Good Gravy ! Bozo the Clown is talking to me ? He almost looks like the inspiration for Stephen Kings " IT " . …Ahhhhhhhhhh..

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