The author's merry text and Sendak's bouncing illustrations provide young readers with a host of "first" definitions that explain everything from faces to books. Illustrated.The author's merry text and Sendak's bouncing illustrations provide young readers with a host of "first" definitions that explain everything from faces to books. Illustrated.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good. Creasing and staining to cover. Staining, chipping, and discoloration on page edges. Creasing to corners. Binding strong, text and images clean. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities.
First Edition. First Edition / First Printing ( First State with no "Grrr" on page 23) In a Very Good, Unclipped DJ-With teal cloth spine on illustrated blue paper covered boards. The jacket is VG with original price of $1.50 intact at top flap and code 30-70 at lower flap. Jacket is only slightly browned at spine and with some light rubbing to edges; 1 tiny closed tear to lower back edge of jacket. Pictorial covers remain very clean and bright and have only slight edge wear. Overall, a VG+ 1st edition.
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.)
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