Oz author Ruth Plumly Thompson was very prolific, and also wrote uncredited text for Disney in the 30’s. These efforts included various McKay-published books “from a Walt Disney Silly Symphony” and “by the staff of Walt Disney studios” in 1934 and 1935. The Autumn 1991 Baum Bugle checklist confirms that Thompson wrote Peculiar Penguins, The Tortoise and the Hare and “probably” wrote The Robber Kitten as well.
These one-sheet poems were published in magazines in the mid 30’s “from the Walt Disney Silly Symphony”. The colorful art is very similar to that in the books and it’s reasonable to assume Thompson wrote the poetry as well, as she best knew the stories and worked for Disney at the time. And, the cheerful, rollicking verse is in her style. This is the first time I’ve had The Robber Kitten in stock. Size is 8″ x 11 1/2″ and in very good condition.