I saw that Linda at The Paper Collector had posted this little bear. This encouraged me to take some shots of the whole book.
I purchased this many years ago; fell in love with at first sight and had to have it. I'd have been nuts for this set as a child but have no memory of ever seeing it.
It was published in 1950 by the Saalfield Publishing Company.
I don't know who the illustrator was. That's a shame, because it's just such a happy set.
I don't know if a set like this would sell today, but I'm betting it would. I mean really...a bowlegged monkey in a pink skirt and boots? How can you say no?