Picco: The Sad Italian Pony. Louis Slobodkin.
Picco: The Sad Italian Pony
Picco: The Sad Italian Pony
Picco: The Sad Italian Pony
Picco: The Sad Italian Pony

Picco: The Sad Italian Pony

New York: Vanguard Press, (1961). Slim quarto, full yellow pictorial cloth stamped in red, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations on every page. Seal of the Parents’ Magazine's Book Club for Beginning Readers to lower board and rear panel of jacket. Tiny chips to spine ends.

Book club edition of Caldecott winner Louis Slobodkin’s whimsical picture book, published the same year as the first, vividly illustrated in his characteristic primary palette. Two children try to cheer up the sad pony for hire in their local park, with surprising results: “Alfredo and Gina picked up the shafts of the cart and began to trot briskly around the circle, pulling the little pony in his own cart.” A near-fine copy.

Price: $35.00

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