([July] 1957)

Dell, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Chase Craig (editor, Western Publishing); Helen Meyer (business manager, Dell Publishing)

[Drummed-Out] (Table of Contents)

Tom and Jerry / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Spike; Barney Bear; Droopy; Wuff the Prairie Dog
Synopsis
Tom beats a drum, from which Jerry comes staggering out.
Keywords
drum

Indexer Notes

Painted cover over Eisenberg's pencils. Segmented into two panels.

Pleasure Time Matching Game (Table of Contents: 1)

Tom and Jerry / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Spike; Tyke; Skrewy Squirrel; Fuzzy; Wuzzy; Flip; Dip
Synopsis
Match the characters with the type of food each one would like best.

Indexer Notes

Black and white matching-puzzle page on inside front cover.

High Hat Hero (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If that hat is all it takes to make the society page, I’ll buy one!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Reggie Van Loot (cameo)
Synopsis
Jerry and Tuffy want Tom to help them build a birdhouse but he is too interested in being seen golfing with his new hat. Jerry and Tuffy tag along to ruin his fun so that he will help them.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page. Eisenberg art credit by Joe Torcivia. September 2019. Previous indexer listed Lynn Karp.

Jerry's Rainy Day Brain Teaser (Table of Contents: 3)

Tom and Jerry / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry
Keywords
word puzzle

The Fish Story (Table of Contents: 4)

Big Spike and Little Tyke / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The summer resorts are too expensive here! I’m staying home this year!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spike; Tyke; Spike and Tyke’s master
Synopsis
Spike and Tyke tag along on their master's fishing trip
Reprints
Keywords
dogs; fishing

Indexer Notes

Four tiers per page.

Little Tyke Crossword Fun (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Tyke / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Tyke
Synopsis
A crossword puzzle in the shape of a seal balances Tyke on its nose.
Keywords
crossword puzzle

Heroic Rescue (Table of Contents: 6)

Mouse Musketeers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Karp
Inks
Lynn Karp
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What noble deed might we do today, little one?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mouse Musketeers [Jerry and Tuffy]; M'sieur Poosycat [Tom]; old sea dog
Synopsis
The Mouse Musketeers help an old sea dog recover his buried treasure.
Reprints
Keywords
buried treasure; treasure map

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page.

Wound Up Watch Dog (Table of Contents: 7)

Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woe is me!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; Droopy's master; stray dog, dogcatcher; Scratchy (Droopy's cousin)
Synopsis
To visit his cousin Scratchy in the mountains, Droopy must find a watchdog to take his place during his absence.
Reprints
Keywords
watchdog

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page.

Stewin' Bruin (Table of Contents: 8)

Fuzzy and Wuzzy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Karp
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We’ve got a real cool pool, eh cousin?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barney Bear; Fuzzy; Wuzzy; movie production crew; costumed actors
Synopsis
A movie crew interferes with Barney's camping plans.
Reprints
Keywords
movie shoot; tent

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page.

Skrewy Squirrel's Tricky Business (Table of Contents: 9)

Skrewy Squirrel / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Skrewy Squirrel
Synopsis
Skrewy demonstrates simple tricks and illusions that you can do!
Keywords
tricks

The Hot Flyer (Table of Contents: 10)

Bertie Bird / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Summertime, summertime, summertime is racing time...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bertie Bird; Red Robin; Squilly Squirrel; Hugo Hummingbird; Tim Turtle
Synopsis
Bragging fast-flyer Bertie is challenged to a race by a turtle.
Reprints
Keywords
bragging; race; turtle

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page.

Real Cool Swimming Pool (Table of Contents: 11)

Wuff the Prairie Dog / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Veve Risto
Inks
Veve Risto
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Veve Risto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought I’d seen some hot days on the desert, Wuff, but this is the worst yet!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Wuff the Prairie Dog; Sammy Squirrel; Charlie Coyote; Toughie Timber Wolf
Synopsis
Toughie Timber Wolf muscles-in on Charlie Coyote's meal plans.
Reprints
Keywords
desert; heat; timber wolf

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page.

[Dog Catcher] (Table of Contents: 12)

Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; dog catcher
Synopsis
Droopy hitches a ride, and is sorry he did.
Reprints
Keywords
hitchhiking

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Four tiers per page.

Just Imagine (Table of Contents: 13)

Jerry and Tuffy [MGM Cartoon Mice] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Jerry; Tuffy; camper; bear
Synopsis
Jerry & Tuffy want to go out of town on a camping trip but they know they can't so they pretend they are camping in a store window. They are afraid they will get caught so they go to sleep in the cooking pot to wait until the store is closed. They get a big surprise when a camper buys the display and takes them into the wild.
Reprints
Keywords
camping

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page. Eisenberg art credit by Joe Torcivia. September 2019. Previous indexer listed Lynn Karp.

Jerry's High Dive Dumbfoozler (Table of Contents: 14)

Tom and Jerry / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; incompletely-drawn animal
Synopsis
Who is diving into a swimming pool with Jerry?
Keywords
connect-the-dots

Summer Swim (Table of Contents: 15)

The Downhearted Duckling / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quack! Quack! Quack! Poor little me! I’ve no place to swim!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
The Downhearted Duckling [Little Quacker]; rooster; robin; worm; chicken hawk; crane
Synopsis
The Downhearted Duckling desperately seeks a place to swim.
Reprints
Keywords
birdbath; farm; swimming

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 16)

Barney Bear and Benny Burro / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm... How shall I cook these squabs, Benny?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barney Bear; Benny Burro; Mooseface McElk; Skinny (Mooseface's brother)
Synopsis
A jar of reducing pills and an unexpected visit from Mooseface's slim, look-alike brother cause confusion for Barney and Benny.
Reprints
Keywords
look-alike characters; mooching; pills

Indexer Notes

Four tiers per page.

Barney Bear's Dream Flabbergaster (Table of Contents: 17)

Barney Bear / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barney Bear
Synopsis
Name the seven beach or sea denizens that comprise the amalgam-creature seen in Barney's dream.
Reprints
Keywords
identifying

Out of Tune (Table of Contents: 18)

Flip 'n' Dip / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goodbye, children! I’ll see you in the fall!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Flip; Dip; Pop; turtle; hippo (school teacher)
Synopsis
Flip 'n' Dip want to play all summer, while their Pop wants them to take music lessons.
Keywords
bass fiddle; houseboat; kids vs. adults

Indexer Notes

Four tiers per page.

The Merry Chase (Table of Contents: 19)

The Adventures of Tom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Karp
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bruiser, I want you to quit chasing cats!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Bruiser (bulldog); Bruiser's master; pet store clerk; mule; Bruiser's dog friend
Synopsis
Bruiser is warned by his master to stop chasing cats! Tom takes advantage of the situation, until Bruiser finds a loophole.
Keywords
cat chasing; dog whistle

Indexer Notes

Four tiers per page.

Tom's Lock Puzzle (Table of Contents: 20)

Tom / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom
Synopsis
Using provided illustration-clues, help Tom come up with nine words containing the word “lock”.
Keywords
Word puzzles

[For the Birds] (Table of Contents: 21)

Tom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom
Synopsis
Tom finds a sneaky way to get fishing worms.
Reprints
Keywords
birds; fishing; worms

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Four tiers per page. Eisenberg art credit by Joe Torcivia. September 2019. Previous indexer listed Lynn Karp.

Let's Make a Tom and Jerry Shoe Box Train (Table of Contents: 22)

Tom and Jerry / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry
Synopsis
How to make a toy train out of common household objects.
Keywords
crafts; toy train

Indexer Notes

Black and white crafts activity page on inside back cover.

Answers to Puzzles (Table of Contents: 23)

activity / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
children

Indexer Notes

No illustrations. Inside back cover.

The lower portion of the inside back cover provides the answers to all the puzzles in this book.

[Roller Coaster Ride] (Table of Contents: 24)

Tom and Jerry / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Spike; Tyke; Droopy; Barney Bear
Synopsis
MGM characters on a roller coaster ride.
Keywords
roller coaster

Indexer Notes

Back cover illustration. Painted cover over Eisenberg's pencils.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Drummed-Out]
    Tom and Jerry
  2. 1. Pleasure Time Matching Game
    Tom and Jerry
  3. 2. High Hat Hero
    Tom and Jerry
  4. 3. Jerry's Rainy Day Brain Teaser
    Tom and Jerry
  5. 4. The Fish Story
    Big Spike and Little Tyke
  6. 5. Little Tyke Crossword Fun
    Little Tyke
  7. 6. Heroic Rescue
    Mouse Musketeers
  8. 7. Wound Up Watch Dog
    Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog]
  9. 8. Stewin' Bruin
    Fuzzy and Wuzzy
  10. 9. Skrewy Squirrel's Tricky Business
    Skrewy Squirrel
  11. 10. The Hot Flyer
    Bertie Bird
  12. 11. Real Cool Swimming Pool
    Wuff the Prairie Dog
  13. 12. [Dog Catcher]
    Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog]
  14. 13. Just Imagine
    Jerry and Tuffy [MGM Cartoon Mice]
  15. 14. Jerry's High Dive Dumbfoozler
    Tom and Jerry
  16. 15. Summer Swim
    The Downhearted Duckling
  17. 16. Double Trouble
    Barney Bear and Benny Burro
  18. 17. Barney Bear's Dream Flabbergaster
    Barney Bear
  19. 18. Out of Tune
    Flip 'n' Dip
  20. 19. The Merry Chase
    The Adventures of Tom
  21. 20. Tom's Lock Puzzle
    Tom
  22. 21. [For the Birds]
    Tom
  23. 22. Let's Make a Tom and Jerry Shoe Box Train
    Tom and Jerry
  24. 23. Answers to Puzzles
  25. 24. [Roller Coaster Ride]
    Tom and Jerry
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