Historic Folk Toys: Book, 'Child's Hornbook Set'
This packaged set includes our wooden Child's Hornbook (1003) with a typical lesson sheet featuring ABCs, vowel combinations and the Lord's Prayer; and "The ABC Hornbook in America".
Historical Background: The hornbook was not really a book at all, but became known as the hornbook because of the thin sheet of horn fastened on top to hold the lesson sheet. Horn was used to protect the lesson sheets, which could be changed. The hornbook was brought to Colonial America from England. Due to the unpopularity of horn these days, our hornbook features a lesson sheet without the horn covering.
• Pages: 32