Here are a few scans from the book BIG BIG STORY BOOK, Whitman Publishing 1944-55, and copyright same. That clown's hand reaching out is darn scary
The Big Big Books, a companion series to the better known Big Little Books, were, despite the two Bigs in their name, pretty much regular size books. The contents of fairy tales and morality tales for the young reader showcased many drawings, all done anonymously. Here are some of those vintage images.