New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. First Edition. Large 8vo.  pp. Color illustrations by Pelagie Doane. Color illustrated boards with same color image on endpapers; in uncommon publisher's color illustrated dustjacket. Light wear to extremities; gift inscription else near fine in very good dustjacket (wear to extremities; slight darkening to spine and flap edges). Item #20697
Asks the questions "did you ever see" ... ordinary creatures in fanciful colors doing fanciful things, such as purple cows kneeling, grasshoppers plinking guitars, or a reindeer raining plums. "This is purely and without any qualification a nonsense book. It tells no story, points no moral and teaches nothing but we hope will give boys and girls of varying ages amusement." - dustjacket flap.