The Brownies Primer

The Brownies Primer by Palmer Cox (PDF ebook) – One of the most popular children’s illustrators in the late 1800s was Palmer Cox, who created the amazing “Brownies” for the pages of ST. NICHOLAS magazine in the 1870s, and later a whole series of Brownies books.

Cox drew incredibly intricate pictures of his playful Brownies, often with hundreds of brownies on every page. Amazingly, each brownie character was unique and possessed its own personality.

If your kids have never seen these before, they are in for a real treat. They are a little like “Where’s Waldo?” in that you can just about make a game of every full page illustration, trying to spot your favorite brownies.

The Brownies Primer is a fine beginning reader primer using many delightful illustrations from various Cox books. Use it for reading, for coloring, or just for plain fun, exploring these amazing pictures.

To download this scanned PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key and save to your mac.

27 thoughts on “The Brownies Primer

  1. Silly me. I thought this would be recipes for yummy brownies 🙂 I think my children will like this better. Now I have to make some brownies–my taste buds are all set for them 🙂

  2. What a wonderful resource! This one will be printed, cover laminated and bound! Thank you so much!

  3. This is a great book. I wish I had beginning readers still at home. Since I don’t, I will save it for my grandchildren. Thank you.

  4. A great way to start out the new year. We like the brownies, too.
    Thanks Mr. Jim
    We wish you many blessings as you are a blessing to so many!

  5. love all the freebies that you send our way. The Brownies are by far some of the best. Keep it up Erskine family.

  6. Thank you – we’d love to see more! My 8-year-old has already started coloring, and looks forward to reading to our 4-year-old friend.

  7. My sons who are still at home are very behind for there ages. This is exactly the type of thing I pray will ignite them to the world of reading. It is so much harder dealing with these last two at this end of things contrasted to our older 3 who were more the opposite at least the 1st and 3rd were. So please bring out the others you have available.

    Thank you I loved the Christmas time ones as well, recipes and favorite ones I had missed before. Thank you for all you do.

  8. We, too, love the brownies!   My son is a beginning reader and he LOVES these!   Looking for his favorite brownies is highly motivating for him…and my daughter, who is a proficient reader, still loves looking at the pictures.     Thanks for this fabulous resource!  

  9. We have never seen the brownies before, but are loving it.  Bring on some more if you have them.  🙂
    Thank you for all the wonderful resorces.  We enjoy the variety.

  10. This is the best week I've ever seen in all the years I have been getting your emails.  I think this is the first time ever I plan to download every day!  Thanks.  Cindy

  11. We have a few of the old brownies books and we love them!!!!
    Thank you ever so much, and a happy new year!

  12. Great book! More Brownies please! My kids are loving it!! Thanks for all you do for us. May God Bless you and your family always!!

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