192 pp, vocabulary list. Sturdy pictorial schoolbook binding, some edge wear primarily to corners, moderate soiling and darkening. Small school stamps inside front and back covers and on leading edge, otherwise no markings. Some darkening to top edge, pages are bright and clean, a few creased. A solid copy.
A basic reader from the 1960s put out by the Curriculum Foundation Series which "broadens the familiar concept of friends to include animals of the real world and characters in fanciful tales." In the first unit, "School Friends," we encounter our old friends Dick and Jane, the second unit, "Animal Friends," features family pets, farm and zoo animals and small wild creatures, while the third unit, "Storybook Friends," introduces the world of fantasy. The young reader is exposed to a carefully paced increase of difficulty in interpretation and word perception with a total vocabulary by the end of the book of 329 words.
Color illustrations throughout by Richard H. Wiley, Jack White and Rod Ruth.
Est Level: 1st - 2nd grades.; Ex-Schoolbook; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall