New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2003. Kalman, Maira. Quarto, original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. One small mark to final page, not affecting text. Item #10025
First edition of artist Maira Kalman's kaleidoscopic portrait of elementary school life, as Pete the dog joins the classroom for one day only. "Obviously you do not expect me to be a sentient being, but empirically speaking, you cannot deny that I am speaking. . . . I ate the encyclopedia and I am really smart." A near-fine copy, signed by Kalman with a sketch.