Angus and Robertson, 1961, Hardcover, Book Condition: Ex Library, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Margaret Horder
introduction by Gladys E. Pendred -- Federal Pre-School Officer, Australian Pre-School Association. Illustrated endpapers, both different, the front and paper showing a small kitten and some stars set against a gold coloured background, rear endpapers showing to smaller kittens playing with an unravelled ball of twine -- again there is a gold coloured background. The text is illustrated with numerous duotone illustrations throughout the text by Margaret Horder. Illustrated boards, showing a young brother and sister opening a door followed by their dog, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying boards, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book put out in conjunction with the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) radio series "Kindergarten of the Air", this is a collection of poetry and short stories for children aged three to six years of age. Contributors include Ruth Park, Paul Grainger, Jean Chapman, Margaret Terry and Anne Martyn. Bumping to the backstrip edges and to the top book corners. Heavy browning and foxing to the text block edge. There is library stamps to the front paste-down and lower right-hand corner of the free front end paper with the name of the kindergarten which the book came from, in blue ink, to the top edge of the free front end paper. The remains of tape can be seen to the endpapers and original bookseller's sticker to the lower left-hand corner of the free front end paper. There is sustaining, browning and handling marks to the internal text along with the occasional dog gearing of pages. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. A little browning and foxing to the extremities of the dustwrapper. The remains of tape can be seen on the fold over flats. Browning to the dustwrapper panels and to the verso of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII 120 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Margaret Horder . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; illustrated; Australia; Education. Inventory No: 0109015.