Bohdal, Susi (illustrator) Very Good. Book Hardcover. Picture Book Studio, 1974. In very good condition. Adalbert doesn't want to be like all the other birds-he wants to be beautiful! But when his wish is granted he becomes so overbearing and proud that the other birds just leave him alone, and that makes him unhappy. Unusual illustrations.
Bohdal, Susi. As New in As New jacket. 9 x 9. FINE IN FINE DJ. 1st US. When Adalbert the bird's wish for great beauty suddenly becomes true, he becomes proud & overbearing with the other birds, until he is finally left all alone-and ready to change. His wish comes true with the help of Magical Twins. Charming fable in verse with delightful wit & lovely colored illus.
Near Fine in very good + jacket. "When Adalbert is granted his wish for great beauty, he immediately becomes proud and overbearing. The sparrows, the crows, the geese-all the birds are insulted as he struts through the pages praising himself. In the end, He is left alone, unhappy, and ready to change." Tight binding. No chips, tears, creases or written inscriptions on pages. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a light crease on front panel, a 2.25" and a 1.0" tear on rear panel, and some impression marks. Size: 8vo (8" to 9").
This timeless ryhming story beautifully illustrated teaches a simple but powerful truth: boasting leads to nothing; it's so much better to have friends. Children's picture books can and should be treasured for a lifetime. This book could be one of them. I highly recommend this to anyone reading to young children.
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