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Pat the Bunny by  Dorothy Kunhardt - 1st Edition - 1940 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1701001)

Pat the Bunny

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Pat the Bunny

by Kunhardt, Dorothy

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NY: Simon & Schuster, 1940. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. 12mo, (4 1/8" wide x 5 3/8), pictorial boards, Very good in publisher's box (worn). A now classic book, illustrated in color. Every other page offers a different activity for the youngest child to enjoy and TOUCH (7 in all). It was partly an experiment in using interactive elements in a book, which was unusual at the time. This is the very rare first issue of this iconic title, with a ball that was designed to squeak when the child pressed it. Because it malfunctioned most of the time, it was replaced with a box of real buttons. The mirror in the first issue was also later replaced with scented flowers. This is one of the rarest of all modern picture books, especially in the first issue with the original ball and mirror pages and in the original box. (Actual mirror not present.) See Bader p.238- 9. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. $20,000.

Synopsis

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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Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1701001
Title
Pat the Bunny
Author
Kunhardt, Dorothy
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
NY: Simon & Schuster
Date Published
1940

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Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [more]

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