New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1941/1941, 1st printing thus, blue cloth boards, with little watchbird on fixed endpaper, then title page; 9.4x12.5 inches; 28 pp. Picture Book hardback.
The third collection of cautionary watchbird stories and the last in this tall format, the Full-Mouth, the Pouter, the Flitter, the Won't Try.... When the children have overcome these little faults, the watchbirds will fly away.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; 1941 gift inscription on title page, printed coloured bookplate covering watchbird on fixed endpaper; board edges and spine faded, four very small flecks to cloth, extrems rubbed to cloth, not card, with light spine end bumps; slight separations between two signatures; pages very clean, light, and unwrinkled, does not appear to have been read by a child; flaws are minor, see jpgs. Item #18979