Illustrated. Fair. No Jacket. Hard Back. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. X-Library with normal flaws. The hard cover has shelf wear and fade...There are 2 pages taped and crayon marks on several...The bottom corner are getting soft.
Good. No dust jacket as issued. Paperback. Name scribbled out on inside of front cover. Normal shelf and display wear. There are no marks on the pages. Moderate cover wear. Corners moderately bumped and rubbed...
Fair. Previous owner name in marker on upper right corner of cover Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority.
Lobel, Arnold. Good+ No Jacket. WRCBC. 4to-over 11"-13" Tall. Unpaginated, red-wht pictorial boards, Story about baby prince who was mean and naughty as he was growing up. Then he was mean to a witch who changed him into a dragon. some wear to corners, prev owners bookplate on FPD.
This was one of my favorite books when I was a young child, and my boys are just as fond of it. I think it is somewhat out of fashion for a few reasons. First, the idea of labeling kids as "bad" probably didn't sit well with progressive parenting advocates of the 70's-90's. The prince is actually spanked for his misbehavior --- horrors! Second, there is a positive portrayal of a witch (indeed, *SPOILERS* she is the vehicle for our protagonist's redemption), and the religious right nutters harassing our schools and libraries can't like that. But the book helps kids see how bad behavior alienates others and how this little boy suffers a terrible trial as a result of his and is brought back to his family by an act of kindness.
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