Book Hunters in Brief #152: Mickey Mouse's 88th Birthday

He's the original mouse that roared, and built an empire. From his beginnings as Steamboat Willie, he now has his four-fingered, white-gloved hand in some very lucrative pies ranging from the four-letter TV sports behemoth to far-flung amusement complexes in places like Paris and Hong Kong.

Even with a prodigious imagination like Walt Disney's, it is hard to imagine he dared to imagine his little flickering, black and white rodent would be so phenomenally successful.

So, let's all raise a cup of Ovaltine to Mickey on the occasion of his 88th birthday.

For adults
The Art of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch
Disney: The First 100 Years by Dave Smith
Why? Because We Still Like You: An Oral History of the Mickey Mouse Club by Jennifer Armstrong

For kids
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse by Floyd Gottfredson
Cartooning by Chris Hart
Who was Walt Disney? by Whitney Stewart

You say your tastes in talking animals run more to Bojack Horseman than they do to Disney's milquetoast menagerie? Okay. Fine. Tell Book Hunters what you like and don't like to read and we'll make you a customized reading list that'll make you goofy with delight.