David Longest has authored six previous identification guides on collectible and antique toys for Collector Books. This, his latest work, covers collectible toys produced from 1900 to the present and groups toys chronologically into four periods. The first chapter on Victorian and Golden Age Toys covers toys manufactured from 1900 to the beginning of the depression in 1929. Chapter two looks at toys from the '30s and the war years followed by a chapter entitled "The T.V. Room and Baby Boom."