Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957. Lucille Webster Holling. First Edition. Tall Octavo. (28.5 cm.) 87 pp. Sea-foam green full cloth, titles and illustration of Hermit Crab in yellow on front board, like titles on spine. Color illustrated pictorial dust jacket. xx ills. Small hole on spine of jacket not affecting type, barely perceptible mark on front jacket and very light edgewear. Near Fine, bright and lively. Item #63
The books of author and illustrator Holling Clancy Holling introduced young readers to the wonders and complexities of nature. Delicate, colorful illustrations showcase his talent to find beauty and grace in all creatures within their natural settings. After more than twenty years and both Caldecott and Newberry Honors, Holling collaborated with his illustrator wife, Lucille Webster Holling, for "Pagoo" which features a little but constantly growing Hermit Crab and the busy residents of Tide-Pool Town. Realistic and exquisite full page color illustrations and hundreds of marginalia drawings made "Pagoo" a classic nature book for children.