This Beano Book was released for 1941, available for just 3 shillings. As the weekly comic was only 2 old pennies, it would take have taken more than a few weeks to save up for.
At 144 pages, this annual was slightly longer than its predecessor, but featured the same recognisable cast of classic comic characters.
As well as speech balloons, many comic panels had text underneath them. On many pages, these rhymed to help tell an extra part of the story.
The Beano Book always had a colourful start and finish, like Lord Snooty leaving his castle with £10 tucked into his pocket. That would be enough pocket money to buy a Beano every week for 24 years!