"GIVE ME A KISS, GIVE ME A HUG": FIRST EDITION OF TONI MORRISON & SLADE MORRISON'S PEENY BUTTER FUDGE, 2009, SIGNED BY TONI MORRISON
MORRISON, Toni & MORRISON, Slade. Peeny Butter Fudge. New York: Paula Wiseman Book/Simon & Schuster, (2009). Tall quarto, original pictorial laminated paper boards, original dust jacket. $550.
First edition of Toni and Slade Morrison's wonderfully playful book about fudge and love and "a house overflowing with warmth," signed on the title page by Toni Morrison.
"Joyful exuberance abounds in this mother-son collaboration that celebrates family ties and the joys of eating peanut-butter fudge. Mother leaves her three children in the care of Nana with a long list of virtuous instructions (lunch: peas, carrot sticks, fish fingers) that seems imperiled by a grandmother who wears high-top red sneakers… To a playfully rhyming text, the whole crew starts out with a nap, followed by a story, a potato-sack hop, a yummy lunch (biscuits and ham; no carrot sticks visible), dancing, games and finally the fudge recipe, which is a 'family secret'" (Kirkus). Artist Joe Cepeda's "intensely colored paintings keep the action moving and convey a house overflowing with warmth" (Publishers Weekly). Toni Morrison and her son Slade Morrison, an artist and musician who died in 2010, co-authored a number of highly praised children's books.
A fine copy.