Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Frolie Grasshopper Circus


The front cover features Frolie the grasshopper, "Don't miss the fun! I'm here to show the way, Please step inside without delay." Frolie is dressed as a clown and stands outside of a circus tent holding a school bell in his right hand. His costume is red and green. Trademark information is at the bottom. The back shows Frolie dressed as a clown in a blue and yellow costume holding a banner in his left hand. "Quaker Oats: Easy to Buy, Easy to Cook, Easy to Eat, Easy to Digest, The Easy Food." "Copy of pamphlet for 2 cts. on application, The American Cereal Co., Chicago." 15 pages.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Forbes Co. (New York, N.Y. ; Boston, Mass. ; Chicago, Ill.)

Brand Name: Quaker Oats

Publisher: American Cereal Co. (Chicago, Ill.)

1870 (ca.)

15 p.

14.3 x 8.9 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Frolie Grasshopper Circus. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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