New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1968, 1st; in black jacket with the Joking Man racing along with his title board and happy characters scattered around in green and tan; 6.8x 9.3, np. Picture Book Hardback.
The narrator and his friend Charlie look on in delight as the park bench turns to rubber, car wheels become square, moths flood the movie theater, Mr. Tooley's cows sport polka dots and stripes. There must be a joking man in town! Who could he be? Original stylized pictures fit this one-of-a-kind text. Try it on the next small boy you meet!
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, tight, straight, clean, light rubs and bumps to corners and slight margin wrinkles to last page; in black jacket with some visible rubs on creases and corners, tiny tears at spine top and half inch chip at bottom. Still, surprising condition for this book considering its usual audience. Item #22505