Good. First edition, second state. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952. (Word "Grr-r-r" on p. 23. Code 30-70 on front flap. ) Good+ hardcover in Good-/Fair dust jacket. Clean pages. NOT ex-library! A bit of foxing to boards and endpapers. Jacket has tear in front panel, stains on back panel, sticker ghosts, price-clipped. Jacket is mylar-protected. A solid copy.
Very Good. New York: Harper & Row, 1952. Later edition. Hardcover. Unpaginated. Very good, in a very good price clipped jacket. Minor edge wear. Spine has been played with a bit but the binding is still very much intact. One page has a 1/4-inch closed tear and crease to corner. Jacket has 1/2-inch chips near both ends of spine and light rubbing to edges. Clipped 1x1/2 inch section out of top corner of front flap. Illustrated in black and white by Maurice Sendak. Black cloth spine indicates later edition (Hanrahan A4). Grr-r-r present on page 23.
This small funny book, filled with words and pictures, conveys an important moral --- the fact that the best part of living is doing, feeling, being together. Sendak's vignettes, or big full spread tableaux are memorable, funny, accurate. I found this book after about 45 years -- thanks to Alibris, of course --- and it's better than I remembered, at the same time, some of those tiny vignettes are just the same. Good for children, but not a baby book -- fun to read with a little kid and to talk about what's going on --- Thank you Alibris! Thank you Miss Krauss! Thank you Mr. Sendak!
Publishers Weekly, 1989-09-29 First published in 1952, this hilarious classic is now available in paperback to a new generation. Krauss's definitions--from ``toes are to wiggle'' to ``a hat is to wear on a train''--tell what's what--and Sendak's inimitable early illustrations show how. All ages. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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