Whitman Publishing Nr 5049, 381 pp, green quarter cloth with pictorial boards. Spine slightly cocked, corners chipped, some edge wear and chipping, 3/4" tear near center of rear board, a few other nicks and scuffs to boards. Diamond patterned end papers with drawings of a toy or pet inside each diamond. Jacket in new Brodart with moderate edge wear and chipping especially along alap edges, some rubbing, a number of small holes from insect damage, an old price in crayon at top of front panel and '1952' written in white on back panel, 1 1/4" chip near center of back panel. Overall, a nice copy.
A charming children's book which takes a journey through the year in rhyme. Each page is illustrated with black and white or tri-color drawings reminiscent of post-World War II America. 3 pages that we saw had parts of the illustrations carefully colored in. From the dust jacket:
"There are poems that tell stories, nonsense rhymes, bits of verse as soothing as a lullaby, and poems about the holidays. Some verses daddy and mother will remember from their own childhood, and others appear in print for the first time. Francis Kirn, the artist, has caught the feeling of each poem. There is a touch of whimsy and a sense of humor in some of the drawings and in others there is a feeling of tenderness and realism. Whatever the mood, poem and illustration combine to make the day's rhyme a unit."
Age Level: Preschool Read Aloud; 9¾" - 12" Tall