Title: The day the animals went on strike
Author: Michael Bond
Illustrator: Jim Hodgson
Year: 1972 (First Edition)
Publisher: Studio Vista
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: Fair/Good
Description: "When it comes to hearing silly jokes about themselves, animals are very much like the rest of us. They just don't like them. And there was once a zoo where all the animals went on strike because they were so cross about it. In the event, the strike was a most effective one…effective in a very strange way."
Superbly illustrated in colour and b&w.
Light blue cloth boards with gilded text on spine. Spine and corners straight. Unclipped (£1.25) jacket is scuffed along its upper edges. Closed tear on upper corner of rear board. Previous owner has repaired damage to rear with 'magic tape' (refer to additional image). Inside flaps creased. Internally, the book is in pristine condition: all pages are crisp, bright, unmarked and completely free from foxing and tanning.
A very scarce title from the creator of Paddington Bear.
Measures 27.5 cm × 20.5 cm (11″ × 8.2″). Large 4to. Unpaginated.