Inscribed first printing of this book of Muppet-themed poems, with lovely Christmas inscription in year of publication "from Kermit the Frog [flourish] & Jim."
Fine in near-fine jacket.
KERMIT'S GARDEN OF VERSES
"Animal, their drummer, / Is as frenzied as they come; / He sometimes goes bananas / And starts chomping on his drum."
A whimsical tour of the Muppetverse, from Kermit's tadpole youth, to the mishaps of show rehearsal ("Sometimes the show is awful, / Sometimes it's even worse"), to the self-explanatory "Gonzo Will Do Anything." Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Swedish Chef, Statler and Waldorf, Scooter, and Animal: they're all given verses illustrated by Bruce McNally's expert hand. McNally was an artist and designer who worked as VP of Art and Design at the Jim Henson Company.
(New York): Muppet Press / Random House, (1982). 6.5'' x 4.5''. Original quarter cream cloth, green paper boards, Kermit vignette blind-stamped on front board, green metallic-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($4.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Color pictorial lily pond endpapers. Lavishly illustrated in color on almost every page.  pages. Inscribed in green ink on verso of front endpaper: "Christmas 1982 / to Frank & Robin – / from / Kermit / the / Frog [flourish] / & Jim." Book fine; just a touch of edgewear to jacket.
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