Very good in very good dust jacket. Exterior of book is very good with light edgewear., Interior of book is very good with wonderful color illustrations., First Edition., Dust Jacket is very good., NOT XLIBRARY.
Delessert, Etienne. NEAR FINE. Fine DJ. 9 x 11. In this interpretation of a simple nursery rhyme, Delessert has created a mesmerizing visual fable. Lush and detailed pictures. Illustrated by Delessert, Etienne. 1st edition. Slight foxing on book's top edge.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-03-18 The landscape of this pictorial expansion on a nursery rhyme (``As I was going along, long, long/ A-singing a comical song, song, song . . .'') is that of pure imagination. Delessert dips his brush in the open-ended, fabulous style of a Hieronymous Bosch or a Surrealist artist to produce a dimension where mythical creatures roam and where the line is blurred between the real and the unreal, the human and the animal-like, the credible and the impossible. Clearly, the most interesting aspect of this is that such a free-floating world is precisely one that children find appealing. The central figure is an E.T.-like creature who extends his hands forward and emits mystical rays, freezing two hunters in their tracks. Such an extraordinary interpretation is radically personal; the astonishing vistas of the illustrations may inspire readers to do a little interpreting on their own. A Michael di Capua Book. Ages 3-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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