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Ruth Krauss, Pictures by Maurice Sendak | Open House for Butterflies

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Harper Collins Publishers. 1988. Hardcover. Book and mylar dust jacket condition: used, like new. Signed on title page by Maurice Sendak.


Open House for Butterflies presents myriad discussion topics presented by children. Imagination necessary.

"If you went out and forgot your pretend friends where would you go when you went back for them?" or "When you run out of cereal can you run into it again?"


Other thoughts abound as well.

"Lovabye is a good word to know." and "A baby is very convenient to be."


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