New York: Viking, 1974, stated 1st printing; grey pictorial cloth with little boy and the bird in a rough painted dark blue oval, in purple endpapers, in jacket identical to boards, 8.5x7.3; c 36 pp. Picture Book hardback.
A lovely copy of this gentle book for young children, with pictures of the animals the little boy encounters during his day, each set in a dark blue oval background like the one on the jacket. The last book of a Caldecott and 5 time Caldecott Honor winner ("runner up" at that time). Ets' modern classics depict that aspect of a child's world which is a simple and innocent.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Near Fine jacket; no names or other marks, straight, clean, very tight as to both book and jacket; book has very light foxing on top-edges of boards, jacket has no shelf wear, but a gentle bend on bottom edge of back, neither visible in image; unclipped 3.95. Item #19902