Nutshell Library: Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, Pierre, and Chicken Soup and Rice.

“SO HIS PARENTS LEFT HIM THERE. THEY DIDN’T TAKE HIM ANYWHERE”: SENDAK’S PERENNIALLY POPULAR NUTSHELL LIBRARY; With One Volume Signed by Him and in the original slipcase

Nutshell Library: Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, Pierre, and Chicken Soup and Rice.

SENDAK, Maurice.

$850.00

Item Number: 102378

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1962.

First edition, later issue of this wonderfully illustrated little set of classics for children. 24mo, four volumes, original cloth, illstrated. Pierre is signed by Maurice Sendak on the title page. Each are fine in near fine dust jackets. The original slipcase is in very good condition. Uncommon signed.

Each of these small books has a lesson to teach: Pierre is the cautionary tale of a little boy who says only “I don’t care!” The others delightfully illustrate the alphabet, counting to ten and the months of the year. These books “show Sendak at the height of his powers as a comic illustrator" (Carpenter & Prichard, 476). Some of the characters, like Pierre and Johnny, later incorporated into the 1974 television special, Really Rosie, Starring the Nutshell Kids and then the 1981 Broadway production of Really Rosie, made their first appearance in these books.

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