>Does anyone know something (author?) about those three small basic books? >Their price is 3.5 HK$ each, so I suppose they are from China/HK.
>From the design of the covers and the price point, they would have been from >Hong Kong in the early 80’s. They should be roughly the size of 2 business >cards, ie much smaller than a normal book. On the cover of the yellow one, it says the editor is someone called of Wong Siu Miu (this would be the anglicised Cantonese spelling used in HK), and the publisher is “New Light Publishing”, which from memory, was a fairly big and well respected company. However I believe the publisher is no longer in business. I have 2 books like these – one bought by my mum and one I bought myself when I was in primary school. They are designed for children and sold at small bookshops, stationary shops and supermarkets. The designs are mostly traditional, but some are likely to be Japanese ones from the 60s and 70s (ie Yoshizawa and Honda) as well. In one of these books, many of the designs require 2 sheet (usually one sheet for the front of the body, one sheet for the back), and many also require cutting. Unfortunately in Asia, books have very fast turnovers (and very few become classics), so it is unlikely you’ll find newer editions of these exact books now. Winnie