Anyone who frequents thrift shops will tell you there are many days when you find nothing of value to take home, most often are the times when you find some okay stuff, and then there are the days when you find such a treasure that you're suddenly floating on cloud nine. Days like that keep thrifters going back for more. I had a cloud nine day when I found this 1983 printing of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. The first edition of this book was published in 1967- so it's not like I stumbled upon a first edition (the original printings have a slightly different text format)... but still the copy I found is the first general book edition and is in GREAT condition. Guess what?, all of the illustrations are different from the current printings available today (the newly illustrated editions began getting published in 1992). I was thrilled to bring it home (for $1.00) to join my collection, and I couldn't wait to compare old vs new.
Anyway- this was all really cool and fun for me, hope you enjoyed it too! Do you prefer one over the other? Are there any cool early edition books you'd like to get your hands on? Any you have?