Published in 1978 with the number line starting at 2. Ex-libris with one small stamp to the ffep and another to the title page with card & pocket glued to the rear board. Interior has some soiling and finger smudges throughout, primarily to the front of the book. Pictorial laminate boards are moderately bumped to extremities with some shelfwear to show. Small area of loss to the head of the spine. One of six books withdrawn by Dr. Seuss Enterprises due to controversy surrounding racist and offensive stereo typical imagery.