|The World in the Candy Egg by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin.|
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., Inc., 1967.
Easter is less than a week away. A Holy Week away, to be exact. While the week leading up to Easter is more solemn, I wanted to devote a few days to some books I plan on breaking out on Sunday!
First, I have a delicate, vintage copy of The World in the Candy Egg by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by one of my very favorite illustrators, Roger Duvoisin. I first saw this book on Once Upon A Bookshelf and knew we needed our own copy.
Mine is a forlorn library discard, complete with stamps dated between 1968 and 1973. This is the cloth cover under the jacket.
The premise is simple. There is a candy egg in a toy shop, and inside the egg is a magical world. Each animal and a doll take their turns peeking inside, but the world of the egg belongs to a little girl.
And let's show a little love for the endpapers, shall we?
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