CHILDREN’S BOOK – MUSIC – MUSICAL SCORE - SLAVICA: Jurček poje. 1. Zv. [Little George is Singing. Vol. 1].
The first and seeming the only issued volume of an attractive colourful didactic book with an introduction to the musical scores for small children in Slovenian language.
Author: Janez BITENC (1925-2005), author; Ksenja PRUNK (1905—1994), illustrator.
Place and Year: Ljubljana: Uprava Tovariša, Lithographed by Jugoreklam 1953.
Technique: Oblong 8°:  introduction in black and red and musical scores printed in colour, original card wrappers with illustrated cover, stapled (Very Good, unread condition, minor foxing)
An attractive introduction to the musical scores for small children was printed in Ljubljana in 1953. The editor was a popular composer and pedagogue Janez Bitenc (1925-2005), who composed circa 450 songs, including some of the Slovenian most known songs for children. The illustrator was Ksenja Prunk (1905-1994), a female illustrator, responsible for numberless illustrations in children’s books from 1930s on.
The musical scores include colourful notes to basic popular children’s songs, with colours helping children to learn visually. This is a first and apparently the only issued volume. The book was printed in 2000 examples. We could only find 6 examples in Slovenian libraries and none in institutions outside Slovenia.
References: OCLC 781009822 & 868355868.