"YOU OUGHT TO BE THANKFUL, A WHOLE HEAPING LOT FOR THE PLACES AND PEOPLE YOU'RE LUCKY YOU'RE NOT!"
SEUSS, Dr. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? New York: Random House, (1973). Slim folio, original glazed pictorial yellow boards, pictorial endpapers.
First edition of Seuss' comical paean to positive thinking.
In this brightly illustrated and supremely silly fantasia on the theme, "Things could be worse," a Seussian sage instructs a young seeker in gratitude: "Don't grumble! Don't stew! Some critters are much-much… so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!" Issued without dust jacket. Younger & Hirsch 16.
Interior fine, binding with small mark to rear panel near spine. A nearly fine copy.