Saturday, December 6, 2008
Donald Duck and St. Nicholas
Let's celebrate St. Nicholas Day with this fun cover from one of the best of the Disney Christmas-themed Little Golden Books. Santa Claus and Donald Duck. First published in in 1952, this volume features art by Golden Book favorite and Disney animation background artist Al Dempster. His truly jolly and lovable Santa is a delight, and—judging by his halo—even inspired Donald to be good. The seasonal storybook, with a charming tale written by prolific (she wrote over 200 books) Golden Book author Jane Werner Watson under the pen name of Annie North Bedford, was even recommended by the New York Times, a rarity for a Little Golden Book. Since then, this book, especially its irresistible Disney art, has continued to delight year after year, much like jolly old Saint Nick himself.