Harper Brothers. New York. 1955.
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (5.9 x 4.9 inches). Illustrated with purple detailing on each page by the author. Original black cloth-backed printed pictorial boards with the spine lettered in white. In the original colour printed dust jacket with the price of $1.50 still intact at the top of the inner front flap but the bottom of the flap clipped. A very good copy of the book in good dustwrapper with loss to the bottom of the spine, affecting the last three letters of the publishers name. Some creasing and rubbing to the edges but overall a copy in collectable condition. The first book in the series, this is the charming story of what a good imagination and one crayon can bring.