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.
Read more: Bader, American Picturebooks, 238-9.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. 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).  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.
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