Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1974, stated 1st, tp; light green cloth boards, in jacket with Alfred, a little stuffed bear, walking along the shore, 10.5x7.25"; 32 pp. Picture Book hardback.
Very cute photos of a little Steiff bear looking for a home, a sequel to Alfred the Little Bear. After investigating quite a few possibilities, including a bird's nest and an abandoned teepee made by the children, he settles on a wooden bird house, too open for birds but just right for him. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author with a long note and a DRAWING of Alfred in a plane, . "On the next book Alfred builds an airplane and goes flying over Riga (if all goes well, we'll see!)" This idea later became the third little bear book, Alfred Goes Flying (1976).
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, straight, in jacket with a little faint foxing, 1/4" creased tear on back; unclipped 4.95. Item #21440