COLLECTOR'S 1958 rare first edition vintage hardcover book - A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You by Joan Walsh Anglund.
A friend is someone who likes you.
It can be a boy...
It can be a girl...
or a cat... or a dog... or even a white mouse.
So, begins this enchanting little book, with beguiling text and pictures, demonstrates for small children some of the many happy surprises just waiting to be discovered in the world around them.
Friends are not only people and animals but a tree, brook, and the wind. Sometimes one has to slow down to find a friend and LOOK around carefully, to see someone who smiles at you in a special way. Book ends: ...everyone in the whole world has at least one friend.
Lovely round-faced mouthless characters are based on people and places in her own life, particularly her children Joy and Todd. Charming color illustrations and line drawings. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and elaborate detail; wait until you see. WOW!!
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World Inc, New York, Copyright, 1958 first edition, 1964 printing. No Isbn. Not ex-library.
Small hardcover, green cloth boards, black drawing girl & dog. Illustrations MINT. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition. Cover excellent/bright/clean/light general shelfwear. Pages near fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear includes ffep inscription-some removed.
Do not pass up this inspirational gem, a must have for all Joan Walsh Anglund collectors; will make a FABULOUS gift!!