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; dull cream and turquoise heavy cloth boards with a crow; a full illustration in turquoise and browns introduces e. Juvenile hardback.
Stories about pet birds and birds who have built nests close to people incliding the true story of Gertie, the mallard under a Milwaukee bridge. Illustrations more professional than usual by a prolific artist. 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.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket: two neat small owner names feps, very clean, tight, and straight, slight push to bottom spine; in jacket with rubs to corner tips 3/8" rubs to spine ends; unclipped 2.00. Item #22494