First edition, first printing. Original yellow cloth with black titles to the spine and a penguin illustration to the upper board, with illustrated endpapers, in the dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout with wonderful penguin paintings by Paul Galdone, mostly in colour with a few in black and white. A near fine copy, the binding firm, the contents, with some very faint, barely visible foxing to the top edge of some of the pages, are otherwise clean throughout. In the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a little light foxing and a faint mark to the front panel. Not price clipped ($3.00 to the front flap).
A wonderful story about a penguin dreaming of flying while playing games with his friends, filled with many, many penguin pictures! Paul Galdone was a prolific illustrator who was awarded the Kerlan Award for his contribution to children's literature. He illustrated the majority of Eve Titus's books, of which the Basil of Baker Street series was adapted into a film by Disney, and Anatole and Anatole and the Cat were named Caldecott Honor books.
Stock code: 20443