Champaign, Illinois: The Gerrard Press (1959), second series of 5 books listed on rear flap as well as first series of 5 in small print; yellow and orange heavy cloth boards with giraffes; a full illustration in rust, and black line introduces each story, animal pictures in text; in tan jacket with giraffes with rust spots and foliage, 8vo; 64 pp. Juvenile hardback.
Using about 95 commonest nouns and 110 of the beginning Dolch sight words, and adding about one word per page, these books enable beginners to read real text in paragraphs, without relying on the illustrations. Teachers usually see Dolch books as worn ex-libraries, but these fresh copies are quite attractive. Stories about the biggest animals of their kind: Old Timer, a moose; Queen, the biggest elephant in the circus; the grizzlies in Yellowstone; giraffes; Bobo, the gorilla; How to Catch a Wild Animal. We currently have six in this condition.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; two neat small owner names feps, very clean, tight, and straight; in clean jacket with rubbed spine ends about 1/16", a little rubbing on top spine crease; unclipped 2.00. Item #22491