- Roethke, Theodore
Party at the Zoo
Crowell-Coller Press, New York, 1963, Decorative Cloth, , First Edition, Good- /No Jacket as Issued
62 pp. All the library faults-Pocket, excised barcode, withdrawn stamps, some on text pages. Seems to have been resewn onto cloth tape, and rebacked effectively but crudely at the head and tail with library tape. Corners bumped and rubbed, cloth boards still show original art and text, as the 'pyroxylin-impregnated 56-square cloth has been lacquer-finished.' One les than 1-inch pen mark on p. 6. 'Last Friday noon at Half-Past Eight / While putting up my hair, / I thought I saw an Elephany / Come walking up the Stair, / But when I turned around again, / He really wasn't there.' This book is from the Modern Masters Books for Children series, which included The B Book by Phyllis McGinley (illustrated by Robert Jones), The Big Green Book by Robert Graves (illustrated by Maurice Sendak), One And One And One by Louis Untermayer (illustrated by Robert Jones), Puppy Pie by Jay Williams (illustrated by Wayne Blickenstaff), What Did I See? by William Jay Smith (illustrated by Don Almquist), The Wish-Tree by John Ciardi (illustrated by Lou Glanzman), Nine Magic Wishes by Shirley Jackson (illustrated by Lorraine Fox), Who's Afraid? by Paul Engle (illustrated by Ray Prohaska), Funny Town by Eve Merriam (illustrated by Evaline Ness), Jane's Blanket by Arthur Miller (illustrated by Al Parker), Me by William Saroyan (illustrated by Murray Tinkelman), Loudmouse by Richard Wilbur (illustrated by Don Almquist).