Hard Cover. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First Edition. Good.
First edition. Signed and inscribed by the author in bright pink ink to half-title: "To John with love / from Roger Duvoisin / and kisses from / [arrows pointing to the printed half-title which reads 'Snowy and Woody']". Publisher's glossy pictorial paper-covered boards with an illustration of two bears to front board, illustrated in color throughout. A good copy, ex-library with two library stickers and a clear tape reinforcement to spine, library pouch and due date slip mounted to rear endpaper, some wear to extremities and fading to spine, a bit of soiling to page edges, else a clean interior. Snowy and Woody is a children's book that tells the charming story of a polar bear, Snowy, who travels down from the arctic to see the strange land of trees and green forests that he has heard about from his friend, a gull. Once there, Snowy finds himself unable to hide because of his white fur. Upon meeting a brown bear, Woody, he has some help when it comes to blending in with his surroundings. Roger Duvoisin (1900-1980) was a Swiss-American children's author and illustrator. In 1948, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt. Snowy and Woody was his last publication before his death in 1980.