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GIVEAWAY: “A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books”

Random House, which is a sponsor of Cartoon Brew this month, has provided us with FIVE copies to give away of their new book A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books. The official description:

Fans of illustrator Mary Blair will cherish this never-before-published treasury of her Golden Books, which includes material that hasn’t been in print in decades. I Can Fly is here in its unabridged glory, as are Baby’s House, The Up and Down Book, and The Golden Book of Little Verses. Many of the finest pages from The New Golden Song Book are included, to round out this gorgeous collection. All of the original artwork has been digitally reproduced, and has never looked more breathtaking! Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker–author of The Art and Flair of Mary Blair–wrote the foreword for this highly anticipated book honoring one of the most beloved illustrators of our time.

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! The winners are:

Matthew Gerber
Eben Zboch

Giveaway is open to anyone living in the United States. To enter into a random drawing, simply comment on this post. Giveaway ends at 12 pm Pacific Time on August 29. Do not comment multiple times or you will be disqualified. Make sure to leave a real contact in the e-mail field (it is hidden from view and will not be used for any purpose other than to contact if you win).

  • Tim Hodge

    Me! Me! Pick Me!

  • Carlos

    Love the illustrations!

  • Kay

    Love Mary Blair! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Cartoon Brew! :)

  • Mike

    Hope I win!
    Beautiful illustrations.

  • Brittnie

    Me Me Me!! I LOVE Mary Blair’s work!

  • Jacob C.

    Mary Blair Rules! So does free Mary Blair books! Woo!

  • bj

    here’s to hoping…

  • Matt

    oh man it’d be lovely to get a copy, this looks great!

  • Matt

    Mary is an inspiration!

  • Brian C.

    How charming! Count me in!

  • Jess

    Oooo shiny. I wants it :)

  • Tommy

    Oh I love me some Mary Blair!

  • Dan Bakst

    amazing giveaway!!! Mary Blair = :3

  • Robert Levine

    All I have to do is comment, eh? Let’s try this then.

  • Randi

    I would love to win this book! :-)

  • Vixie

    May as well enter, I won’t win, but I always appreciate nice artwork.

  • Eben Zboch

    I wish Disney and John Lasseter would do a shirt design with her work.

  • Paul

    The giveaway sounds awesome!

  • Kevin R

    I Can Fly changed my life

  • Chuck Howell

    I’m in! Gimmee some Mary Blair!

  • James Cimarusti

    I love Mary Blair, too! Thank you Random House for this new collection! And thank you CB for the contest! Good luck to everybody!

  • Danny

    I’ll pull out my hair if I don’t get me any Mary Blair. Thanks Cartoon Brew and Random House!

  • Dave


  • Adam

    There’s a traveling exhibit of Golden Book illustrations that includes some original Mary Blair artwork. I saw it last year in Salt Lake. Amazing to see in real life.

  • Eddie T.

    Woo! Fingers crossed!!!

  • vineet

    love mary blairs work!

  • Chelsea

    What a lovely book. : ) Thanks for the giveaway, even if I don’t win!

  • Jesse Haskell

    Would LOVE a copy of this treasure!

  • Spencer

    ooh I want dat! :)

  • ChrisRyan

    This is my entry. I can’t contain my excitement, so I’m compensating by sounding terribly uninterested. :)

  • AnaLuisa

    MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! love her work!!

  • Some Girls

    Mary Blair is a huge inspiration to our work! Hopefully we can reach the same amount of charm,design sense, and imagination as she did. This would be great to add to our collection of inspiring books :)

  • Jarett

    ME PLEASE!~~

  • Heather

    This is an awesome giveaway!

  • matt w

    Good stuff! Thanks.

  • Madeline

    What a lovely prize! Mary Blair’s iconic style has really helped me find my own voice in art.

  • Victor Kong

    Good golly, I would love one!

  • Patrick


  • Jarett

    Me please!~

  • Jesus Lopez Jr


  • swisskapolka

    Ooh, me! Me!

  • Mary Lincoln

    I really hope I win this beautiful book !

  • David

    I love this site, and I love her illustrations. Throw in a contest, and this lurker springs forth!

  • Shannon

    I would love this!

  • Marcelo

    I got some Mary Blair postcards from the Walt Disney Family Museum in SF, would be great to see more of her artwork in this book!

  • Brian K.

    Love Mary Blair and John Canemaker. This looks like another awesome book on Mary Blair. Can’t wait to dive in this beautiful collection of Mary’s passionate work for Golden Books.

  • AJ

    Very cool. Fingers crossed.

  • Anthony

    Mary Blair is one of my favorite artists and I am very much looking forward to this book!

  • Elana Pritchard

    Perfect timing, I’m going to Disneyland Thursday!

  • Annie

    I’m so excited for this book!

  • outtapez

    Mary’s contributions and style make me work harder and try to boil things down to a simple and elegant style. Still working on it!

  • Jed B.

    The book looks fabulous!

  • Chris

    I love Mary Blair’s style!

  • Billy

    Who is this Mary Blair person? Does that count?

  • Jonathan Lyons

    I would use the books as reference for a project I would like to do.

  • Brandon Lyon

    Oh nice! What an awesome giveaway.

  • Courtney

    crossing fingers crossing fingers….

  • scott neumyer

    throwing my hat in the ring!

  • Jesse

    Super excited about this book! She’s such an inspiration.

  • Ryan

    Well boy, that’d be a nice thing to win.

  • Andrew Farago

    Sign me up!

  • Noah

    It’d be nifty to get a book or two.

  • Peter Barilla

    Love your site, and LOVE Mary Blair!!

  • Amy


  • Scooch

    Yes please.

  • Ken Coleman

    She is often imitated but never duplicated; a true original.

  • Gee

    I love Mary Blair! Thanks for doing the contest CartoonBrew!

  • marissa lamour

    uh… yep.

  • ChrisP

    So great, big fan of Blair!

  • Jose

    Mary Blair makes me feel inadequate and lame as an artist….and I love her for it!

  • Thom Foolery

    fingers crossed

  • Jeff


  • Mary

    Yes please!

  • andrea

    what an awesome giveaway!!

  • BP

    Love her work!

  • Rich

    Me want!

  • Genevieve

    why not!

  • Kurtis

    Mary Blair’s art is always wonderful.

  • evandorkin

    You’d have to be crazy not to want this.

  • Ekaterina Oloy

    What a great opportunity! Thanks so much, Random House & Cartoon Brew.

  • Austen Davis

    Please please please. :D

  • Jason

    Exciting news, beautiful work!

  • Foad


  • Rick

    It’s a world of laughter,
    A world of tears.
    It’s a world of hopes,
    And a world of fears.
    There’s so much that we share,
    That it’s time we’re aware,
    It’s a small world after all.

    Thanks Mary for painting the world!

  • Jeff

    Huge fan of Blair’s work!

  • James S.

    Golden BOOOOK!

  • Dagan

    How can I NOT enter this giveaway?!?! ;)


  • Diego

    I wants one!!

  • Jake

    She draws good.

  • Laura

    Mary Blair is the best! Pick MEEEE! :)

  • Roger Ash

    I love Mary Blair’s art. It would be great to win this.

  • Marissa

    Oh! I love Mary Blair! This books looks wonderful. =)

  • victoria

    Wow! I would love one of those!

  • Jason

    Added to my wish list!

  • Kevin Langley

    Ooh ooh pick me!!!

  • top cat james

    Many blare for Mary Blair

  • Emily E

    Pretty Please:)

  • William

    “Comment.” Thank you! :)

  • ME

    wow, cool!

  • Stephen

    I want to be on this bandwagon. Pick me!

  • pencrush

    Would love to win this! Big fan of Mary Blair!

  • Jake


  • Dan

    Looks like I’m not the only Mary Blair fan out there. This is like playing the lottery!

  • Vicente

    So beautiful….

  • Bill

    Thanks. Big fan of the site and of Mary’s work. Looks like a great book.

  • Salvador

    I love this book!

  • Ben Canfield

    Love Mary Blair! What an inspiration

  • HC

    Looks great!

  • Fred Patten

    Hmmm! My comment s that I have already requested a review copy of Mary Blair’s book from Random House. Does this cancel out the request here?

    Some of my animation book reviews:

  • Craig Clark

    Wonderful Mary Blair art! Classic must have!

  • T.D.

    This is wonderful! Good luck to me!

  • Kelson

    Looks like a great book! Would be real nice to win this.

  • Anonymous

    Love it!

  • Matt W.

    What a great prize!

  • Jonah Sidhom

    I’d love to get it. Mary Blair is great

  • Rick Nodal

    This book would be awesome for my inner city 1st grade students.

  • Tim

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me win!

  • Dalton Webb

    Mary Blair for the win!

  • Diane

    Fingers crossed! Thank you!

  • Doug

    It must be mine!

  • Jody Morgan

    I would dearly love this set of books. Here’s hoping I can beat the odds…

  • Eric

    Who doesn’t love animation related freebies? Could always use another book for my library =D

  • Adrian


  • Clayton Hollifield

    I’ve been ogling this book online for a while now!

  • Yay_for_Kari

    Oooh have to throw my name in the hat, too – this book looks lovely!

  • Pieter

    Wooo yes please! :)

  • Sean C

    So Cool!! Would like to get my hands on one!

  • Michael Barnett

    Yes Please :D

  • Bianca Wong

    This is so awesome! I want! I want!

  • Joe


  • kamandi

    Neat prize!

  • Craig

    Throwing my name in the hat! :)

  • matt w

    oh yeah! thanks!

  • Karter97

    Enter me in please!

  • Jay Sabicer

    Would I like one. Oh yes.

  • Doug

    Those are wonderful, thanks!

  • Chris Sobieniak

    This is my comment to the artistry of Mary Blair!

  • James Coffey

    I Love Mary Blair!

  • Donovan Jones

    Love Mary Blair!

  • http://www, Bryan Walman

    What an amazing book and artwork from a Legendary artist.

  • Fabian Corona

    Here for the win!!!!!!!!

  • sasha

    this would be great! hope i get it.

  • Maegan

    The book looks beautiful! I would love to have it.

  • Professor Widebottom

    Of course I won. I’m a big loudmouth and I have an overbearing entitled ego. But I humbly love Mary Blair.

  • Barry Rodges

    This book sounds great!

  • David Bernal

    Love Mary Blair!

  • Dani

    Daaaannnggg girl, I would love these.

  • Rick Nodal

    This would be a great book for my inner city 1st graders.

  • Kyrstin

    Very neat! I’d read about this a few months back, didn’t realize it was out!

  • Charlotte Cheng

    Love her work!

  • AdrianC.

    What a great image! Well, let’s see what happens with this giveaway.

  • John Chawner (@jchawner)

    It’s a small world.

  • George


  • Martin

    (\__/) This bunny speaks for me on behalf of me.

  • jesus chambrot

    I want this book so I can use it to teach children design principles based on an artist they can actually enjoy.

  • sarah

    How lovely is that book? Fingers crossed.

  • Doug K

    Would love to win a copy!

  • K-Dub

    I would love to win a copy of ‘A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books.’ Please enter me for the drawing. Thank you!

  • Kirby

    This book looks fantastic

  • Chris Powell

    yes! Im SO down :)

  • Mekayla

    My, oh my, I would love this book to be a part of my collection. Mary Blair inspired me to start drawing in the first place!!!

  • Chuck S

    Me! Me! Over here! Would love a copy.

  • Evan

    I am entering.

  • Tim Fox

    I’d love to see the book… Such talent.

  • Chuck S

    Me! Me! I would love a copy!

  • kenny t


  • Stephen Embree

    This is great; I definitely would appreciate a copy.

  • Oscar

    I have a P.O BOX in the USA!

  • Austin Kimmell

    Holy Moly! This looks amazing! Mary Blair is one of my favorites

  • Trevour

    Yeah, please! Blairiffic!

  • droosan

    Yay for Mary Blair! And for Cartoon Brew giveaways! ^_^

  • Trevor


  • Andrea

    Adore her :)

  • Mr. James

    Did I win?!

  • E.Fong

    Yaay! Mary Blair is the best!

  • Greg Ehrbar

    Whether I win or not, her work is a gift that enriches and enchants my life.

  • sn

    would love to win a copy…

  • Miles

    Mary Blair is fantastic! I want it!

  • Mona K

    Yay Mary Blair! It’d be a wonderful book to have!! :)

  • Land

    Cool! I would love to win a copy of Mary Blair art.

  • Rudy Agresta

    Mary Blair was a one of a kind talent who influenced/defined the Disney look of the late forties and for much of the fifties.

  • Samantha K

    This book looks so lovely!!!

  • Christy


  • Brian Resler

    Love Mary Blair. My fiancée just bought me a beautiful print of one of her works. Would love to have this collection

  • Zachary Krodel

    Me please!

  • Emily

    Mary Blair is an inspiration to us all!

  • Jennifer Still

    AW! ME PLEASE! :) this would be a wonderful thing for me to pass down to my daughter. I even did a few Mary Blair pieces for my daughter. This is such a beautiful book. :)

  • Jennifer Still

    **I think I may be having problems posting I swear I’m not trying to post more then once.”

    AW! ME PLEASE! :) this would be a wonderful thing for me to pass down to my daughter. I even did a few Mary Blair pieces for my daughter. This is such a beautiful book. :)

  • Joseph

    Nice! Pick me!

  • Eric

    I would like it!

  • Rob Hatem

    I’d love to get a copy of the book.

  • Jo


  • Zack

    Am I the winner?

  • Celia V.

    Huge, huge fan! Mary Blair’s work is fantastic.

  • Kirby

    This book looks fantastic.

    • Ronn Roxburgh

      I love Mary Blair’s works and collect Little Golden Books, so this sounds awesome!

  • JWebb

    Me want book. It good.

  • Kiel Phegley

    What a solid giveaway! Thanks, guys!

  • Aaron Pickens

    This would be amazing to have! A great reference for well crafted illustrations.

  • Ryan Jouas

    Long Live The Work Of Mary Blair!!!! Such A Bold Expression of Color!

  • Kenya

    These books would be wonderful to add to my collection of books.

  • Alissa

    Mary Blair created “the five legged goat”, that alone makes her fantastic.


    I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    So cool. She is one of my favorites of the Disney greats, which puts her high on my list of all-time favorites. Awesome picture too.

  • Tom Bancroft

    I love the Internet – everything is free! One please!

  • Peter

    Please and thank you?

  • Kevin

    Me! Me! Me! (Thanks)

  • Preston

    This is soooo cool, Mary Blair continues to be an amazing artistic influence and industry inspiration no matter where I look. Glad my peers, and the professionals who have come before have not forgotten what a treat her aesthetic contribution is, and crossing my fingers for one of these books!

  • Rico Jackson

    I like to think of Mary Blair as one of the greatest female illustrators, and definitely one of the first females in the animation industry. What an inspiration.

  • Benson Shum

    Mary Blairs work is amazing and her style is timeless! :D

  • Tyler Williams

    Boy, Oh Boy, I hope I win this. I love looking at Mary Blair paintings!

  • Jaime

    Late night comment! Late night Luck! Here goes nothing!

  • Mike

    WANT! Mary Blair is amazing!

  • Rafael Macho

    Finally a new book about MARY BLAIR!

  • MyFriendLovesMaryBlair

    Would love to win this to give as a gift to a dear friend.

  • Well…

    Love Mary Blair! : )

  • Eric L.

    This would make me happy. And I think that is a worthy cause. (I might be a little biased.)

  • Montifus


  • Eric P

    If you have picked me to win then I can only assume that the method you used was somehow corrupted. The last time I won anything in a drawing was when I was a boyscout back in the 70s and the three kids whose names were picked before mine were not in attendance. I guess I make a great alternate.

  • Manu R

    Just this once I’d love to be on the winning team!

  • Matthew Gerber

    I really hope I win this book. My wife is a huge fan of Mary Blair; her Golden Books are some of my wife’s fondest memories of her childhood. She has been actively trying to find some of these titles in individual form, but this would be something special for her.

  • wtrousers

    I love the children on the rollercoaster, but mostly child’s falling hat.

  • Randy

    I need all the inspiration I can get. Thank you!

  • Rose

    Can’t wait to get more than a peak at this collection.

  • Fooksie

    Here is my lucky entry. My daughter would love this book!

  • cp

    this looks wonderful! thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • Jeff Epp

    It’s too bad this is just for Residents of the United States. I live in Canada and visit this site every day for news. Maybe next time you can give away a few to the international readers.

    Take Care,


  • Christine

    Oh please let it be me. Woohoo!

  • Josh Latta

    I hate to do this, but I am dying. Yes, I am going to die soon and it is my wish to get this book for free.

  • Mike Cagle

    Sure, I’d like that!

  • Pat Lewis

    Yes, please! So glad this is a thing that exists.

  • Rob Peters

    Mary Blair contest? Count me in! Awesome!

  • Stuart Kaufman

    Sounds wonderful!

  • Noah

    My wife, not an animation nerd like me, LOVES Mary Blair.

  • Big T

    Pick me!

  • Big T

    Pick me!

  • Christine

    This book looks lovely!

  • Matt P.

    Here’s to winning a great collection!

  • Julien

    Hello! I wouldn’t mind some more treasure ;)

  • Tara

    Please & Thank You! :)

  • Bryan

    Thank you for Cartoon Brew. I come here every day, often more than once, and always find something of interest. Just thought I’d let you know that I appreciate your efforts.

  • Steve Segal

    Check our Ms Blair’s desk on display at the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

  • Patricia Crowley

    Love this!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • CL

    I *love* Mary Blair. Hands-down one of my favorite Disney artists and I would be over the moon if I won this!

  • Greg

    Mary Blair was a great artist. It’s great to see this collection of her charming Golden Books’ illustrations published.

  • Greg

    Mary Blair was a great artist. It’s great to see this collection of her Golden Books Illustrations published.

  • Matt

    Can’t wait for this book!

  • Luke Flowers

    So many childhood memories of these wonderful books she creatively brought to life. She inspires my own work still today! This would be a treasure trove of inspiration!

  • Cs

    Yes, please. over here.

  • Sky

    Flipped through this the other day. Wonderful book and great to see it getting so much attention!

  • Matt Southerland

    I love reading to my granddaughters!

  • Peter Marvit

    I still have a few Golden books from my own childhood and now give them as gifts to others’ offsprings.

  • Teri FArley

    I LOVE Mary Blair. She is one of the reasons I got into animation in the first place.

  • Ross W

    Looks like this will be a great book.

  • Stephanie S.

    What a cool giveaway! I love Mary Blair’s works!

  • Aaron

    This is a great book and a cool giveaway!

  • Lauren Sparks

    It’s 12pm in Ohio, but not in California! It’s awesome that Random House put this together!!

  • Pose2pose

    I love Mary Blair’s work–so appealing and whimsical. Always brings me back to my childhood–thanks for the chace at winning!

  • Steven Howearth

    I know what I’m giving some people for Christmas gifts this year. I’m getting this for me if I don’t win a copy.

  • dcuny

    It’s a small world, but there are a ton of people who love Mary Blair’s work.

    Myself included.

  • Daniel Smith

    My son would love these. His favorite ride is It’s a Small World at Disneyland. We also have a Mary Blair inspired living room:

  • Mioposto

    I remember those books very well.

  • Tory

    Beautiful, I lost almost all of mine to a flood a few years back.

  • Greg Checketts

    What a treat to have all of these put together in one volume! The number of people this woman inspires just continues to grow and grow, and it’s hardly surprising. Such great work.

  • Ray M.

    I have got my fingers crossed now!!!

  • Donnie


  • JL

    Been thinking about picking one of these up anyway. Here’s hoping.

  • Greg Checketts

    What a wonderful thing it is to have all of these works compiled into one volume! The number of people that this woman has influenced just continues to grow and grow, and it’s no wonder. What a great artist she was.

  • Bill

    Pretty please!

  • incrediblejeff

    I love Mary Blair’s art.

  • Monica

    Mary Blair is timeless. There is so much to learn and so many ways to be inspired by her!

  • ParamountCartoons

    Ahh…golden books, managed to stay up-to-date with the times but kept those gold bndings with animals inked on it…..

    Also Random House owns Golden Books? I always liked their long-running home video logo, which they retired in 2010:

  • Carlos N

    This book has been a long time coming. I can’t get enough of Mary Blair and her amazing artwork. Every time I go to the Walt Disney Family Museum, I spend the most time looking at her original artwork. I’m a 34 year old man that’s built like a gorilla, yet It’s a Small World is one of my favorite rides at Disneyland.

  • Brian Gabriel

    Please please please let me let me let me get what I want.

  • Tinker Ramone

    I really want this book. Such beautiful work.

  • Mad Guru

    Mary Blair’s work is truly beautiful. There was a nice little exhibit at Disneyland.

  • Nick Bruel

    Consider this my comment…


  • Megan

    This book would be nice in my book collection :D Is it possible if i can get one :)

  • Michael

    I will be inspired just to go through the book and look at the illustrations.

  • Laurel

    Want! (-: