Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Postum Story Book


The pamphlet features an orange wraparound cover, with brown text on the front reading The Postum Story Book. Beneath the text is an oval silhouette of a mother reading a book to two children. The back of the pamphlet is plain. The title page includes five orange and white drawings of five caricatures, each tied to one of the stories that follow. Stories are titled: Clara the Cow and the Pale Little Boy; How Grandfather Collie Ended the Fighting; Mrs. Graycat Stops Worrying; How the Grandfather's Clock Lost His Troubles; Periwinkle and His Prank; The Story of Jack Frost and the North Wind; A Surprise for Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Each story promotes drinking Instant Postum with hot milk. The last page is titled Your Children's Mealtime Drink... What Should It Be?

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Post Cereal

Publisher: General Foods Corp. (Battle Creek, Mich.)


16 p.

17.8 x 22.9 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: The Postum Story Book. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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