Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service
Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Viking Press
Date Published: 1966
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 36570
204pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Yellow cloth covered boards with a blue ink stamped title on the spine, and a blue ink stamped vignette of Henry Reed with a child pulling on his leg on the front cover. Good only. The spine ends and edges of the covers are gently bumped and rubbed. Minor spine slant. The front hinge is going, and the text block is cracked at the title page. Several pages at the beginning have very small, light stains. A handful of pages elsewhere in the text have insignificant stains or short tears in the margins. In a good dust jacket, with yellowing, and numerous small losses from the edges. Darkened at the spine and along the folds. Also lightly rubbed and creased. Very subtle moisture staining on the jacket's spine. Despite these flaws, the dust jacket is still quite attractive.
Illustrated by Robert McCloskey. McCloskey was the recipient of two Caldecott Medals.