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PAT THE BUNNY by  Dorothy Kunhardt - First Edition - 1940 - from Type Punch Matrix (SKU: 39279)


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by Kunhardt, Dorothy

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. Fine.. First edition, first issue, of one of the rarest and best-selling children's books of all time, a fine copy. An interactive story encourages children to "pat the bunny," "feel Daddy's scratchy face," "play peek-a-boo," and more, with seven activities in all. Later issues replace the frequently faulty ball with a button box, and the mirror with scratch-and-sniff flowers. An exceptionally scarce book, especially in such excellent condition and in the original box. 5.25'' x 4''. Original pink pictorial paper boards decorated with blue flower framing pattern, spine and front board lettered in black, large white bunny on front board. In original pink pictorial paper box of similar design. Illustrated with interactive materials, such as white bunny "fur," face-covering cloth, and a squeaky ball (inoperative as typically found). [16] pages, plus printed endpapers. Expert repair to joints of box, some tanning and edgewear to box only. Book pristine, with no toning to speak of.


Pat the Bunny (official styled as pat the bunny) is a "touch and feel" book for small children and babies that has been a perennial best-seller in the U.S. since publication in 1940. It is not a book in the traditional sense, but more a collection of things to do, such as pat the fake fur of a rabbit on one page, feel a bit of sandpaper that stands for "daddy's scratchy face" on another, and look in a mirror on yet another.


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Type Punch Matrix US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Kunhardt, Dorothy
Book condition
second hand - Fine.
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Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
20th century,Toy,Gift Idea

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About Type Punch Matrix

Type Punch Matrix is a rare book firm founded by Rebecca Romney and Brian Cassidy. TPM is a member firm of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and upholds their Code of Ethics.


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