Copyrighted in 1929 by Whitman Publishing this dear book is an oversized soft cover with nineteen pages of the most precious illustrations of black children accompanied by verse in dialect about their lives. The book is 12 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. Though politically incorrect, the book isn't demeaning, just sweet. One rhyme entitled "It's Never Too Late To Mend" is opposite a young girl mending her doll's clothes. Part of the rhyme reads: "Ah's an awful good mudder, Yo' don't often see Folks settin' up so late Makin' patches lak me; But po' Sambo's panties Dey's so ragged an' old So Ah's mendin' dem up Kase he's shakin' wid cold." The book's in very good condition. There's some scuffing along the spine and small tears at the top and bottom of the spine. The covers have a bit of wear at the edges and corners. The inside pages have some very minor reading creases and a little age staining that's also very minor. This is a wonderful children's book and would make an excellent addition to a collection.
Item ID: 284
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