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Ruth Krauss, Pictures by Maurice Sendak | A Hole is to Dig

HarperCollinsPublishers. First Harper Trophy Edition, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. Book condition: fine - scrapes on bottom of book. Dust jacket condition: very good+ - one small  white spot on bottom right hand corner of front cover. Signed on title page by Maurice Sendak.

 

"Hands are to hold."
"The ground is to make a garden."
"The sun is to tell you when it's every day."


Ruth Krauss’ whimsical classic offers definitions for everyday things that a child can intuitively understand. Maurice Sendak’s charming illustrations are indicative of his early work; children are portrayed hard at work in unembellished pen and ink drawings. What an excellent addition to any children’s book collection.

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