Jacky’s Diary first appeared in newspapers in 1959.  It was created by Jack Mendelsohn, a multi-talented comic book writer, animation director, comic strip illustrator (Beetle Bailey, Krazy Kat, Scooby Doo, story editor for The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and co-writer of Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.  Although Jacky’s Diary did not have a long run in newspapers, it created a memorable impression on those who loved its unique perspective.  The strip was written and illustrated as if by a small child, purportedly Mendelsohn himself.  He described trips to the circus, fishing, expeditions, misunderstood history lessons, visits to members of his extended family, and all kinds of adventures that kids have, in a style simulating that of a precocious child---a delightful and amusing effort.  The publisher expects to make this collection into a super, full-color– collectible – coffee-table art book.