New York, Evanston and London: Harper & Row Publishers, 1970. Tomi UNGERER. First Edition. Boards. Tomi UNGERER, illustrator. First edition. 12mo square; [32pp]; color pictorial boards; date written in ink to front pastedown; color pictorial half-title and title page; color illustrations throughout; sewn binding starting at head of hinge; clipped color pictorial dust jacket, light chipping to edges, 2 short closed-tears at head of spine; very good minus in very good minus dj. Very good / very good. Item #1222
Set in rhyming verse and accompanied by humorous cartoon-style drawings, the book tells a story about a lively, active, and thoroughly normal young boy. The doctor who is consulted about Jonathan’s behavior, writes his prescription, starting with, “I’m afraid that I have to report that your son Is a normal small boy, full of mischief and fun. He’s messy, he’s noisy, he whines, and he’s rude; He’s a pain in the neck about sleeping and food.”.