Inscribed first printing of this colorful story of how the nocturnal animals of a South American rain forest come to appreciate the noisy trickster parrot Papagayo.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
Gerald McDermot's lively, vibrant illustrations are immediately recognizable. He got his start in the animation industry, before landing a Caldecott Honor with his first children's book ANANSI. Many of his books draw from folklore and mythology from a variety of cultures, and have earned him a Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honors, and many other accolades, as well as a place on the bookshelves of children all over the world.
New York: Windmill/Wanderer, (1980). 9'' x 7.5''. Original orange cloth boards. Original unclipped ($8.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color.  leaves. Inscribed by McDermott to dedication page, with small original drawing of a bird. Jacket with light bumping and mild rubbing to corners and spine ends, 1" closed tear to upper front joint. Binding with a touch of shelfwear, spine a bit cracked to some openings; little shallow crease to corner of rear endpaper. Bright.
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