Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1957. First edition. Hardcover. A children's classic., profusely illustrated in color by Kurt Werth. The copyright under the title states 1956 then immediately records the date as 1957. This is the first edition and there are no additional printings listed. The front free endpaper has a Christmas 1962 insciption in pen, "May you enjoy this book as much as I do now".
Small 4to, unpaginated, pink cloth boards iwth green title on spine and front. Very good dust jacket with the original price $3.00, no chips just a very small rub at top and bottom of spine. Very good condition. Item #26395