Title: Partouche Plants a Seed
Author: Ben Shecter
Illustrator: Ben Shecter
Year: 1974 (First Edition)
Publisher: Piccolo Picture Books (Pan Books Ltd.)
Remarks: 1st Piccolo edition; ex-school
Book Condition: Fair/Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Partouche, Madame Gounard's pet pig, longs to have a garden of his own after he is scolded by his mistress for munching on her vegetables. Finding a seed in the shed, he takes matters into his own trotters and, armed with Madame's old watering can, decides to plant it in a nearby railway yard, where it develops into a healthy cornstalk. The stationmaster, however, is none to pleased to find the corn growing amongst his prized geraniums, forcing the poor little pig to make a hasty getaway with the stalk. Will Partouche ever be able to find the perfect spot in which to place his precious plant?
Beautiful, nostalgic full-page three-colour illustrations throughout.
Pictorial covers are worn and creased (refer to image). A gold label has been attached to the spine. Being a former school library book, there are various stamps and inscriptions on the title page and inside front cover. Large area of loss on the inside rear cover, where the lending record had been removed. Fortunately, said cover only contains a list of other titles by the publisher, and still remains 75% legible. Considering the book's provenance, the pages themselves, apart from the occasional grubby mark and blotch of foxing, are in very good overall condition. All illustrations remain clean and bright. Binding is sound.
Measures 15.5 cm × 21.5 cm (6.2″ × 8.5″). Landscape 16mo. 32 pp.