The Chick That Never Grew Up by George W. Davey was published in 1926 by the Bon Ami Corporation. It is a clever fairytale that explains how Bon Ami cleanser and the little chick came together.
This is the story of Princess Bon Ami (pronounced Bon Amee). The Princess gave her Bunny Nation a task. They were to find the 'Household's Greatest Friend', a product that would clean without scratching. Below are a few excerpts of text I pulled from the booklet. I quite enjoyed the lyrical quality of the rhymes and the lovely illustrations.
"So Bunny Bright and Bunny White
Set forth that very day,
They traveled both by day and night,
Till they were far away,
And when they reached the rainbow's end
They found the 'Household's greatest Friend'."
"Now as they traveled, homeward bound
A Chick they chanced to meet.
They said "Good morning, Little Chick."
The little Chick said "Tweet."
Said they, "You've never scratched, we'll bet."
The Chick replied, "No, never yet."
Said Bunny Bright,"O, Little Chick,
I can most plainly see
That you must come right back with us
To Princess Bon Ami;
This magic cleaner will not scratch
So you and it are just a match!"
Then to the little Chick she said:
"Drink from this golden cup
And you shall always be a chick
And nevermore grow up;
And everywhere the world shall see
A little chick with Bon Ami."
Then said the Princess Bon Ami,
"This cleaner is so fine
That I will name it 'Bon Ami'
And thus will make it mine.
And this wee chick shall always be
The sign and seal of Bon Ami."
And now you know the story of Bon Ami and the Little Chick.