New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1964. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's light blue cloth, spine and upper board stamped in black, illustrated endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
"As a father, I want my children to know and to understand that today many languages are spoken in our own backyard and to realize that a foreign language is not alien anymore. A child should be aware that there are many ways to name the same object, that this world is composed of many peoples and many lands." First edition of Uruguayan-American visual artist and woodcut master Antonio Frasconi's multilingual children's book. Created as a companion to his acclaimed children's book See and Say from 1955, this vivid, colorful pictorial guide features Frasconi's whimsical and dynamic woodcuts depicting a variety of everyday objects with accompanying text and pronunciation guides in English (black), Italian (blue), French (red), and Spanish (green). Frasconi was initially inspired to create children's books after the birth of his first son, Pablo: "the happiness he brought, both as an inspiration and as an audience for my work, made me think in terms of using my work as part of his education." Stated first edition. Photo of the artist and his two young sons to rear dust jacket flap by Lotte Jacobi. Board edges toned with light shelfwear; unclipped dust jacket with some chipping to spine-ends, rubbing to joints, and several closed tears. A good or better copy. Item #2136