Mimi. (Full title from title page: Mimi the Merry Go Round Cat) Text begins: "Mimi was a kitten; a soft gray kitten; a green-eyed kitten. Mimi slept nowhere special. She ate nothing special. She had lots of friends, but none of them was very extra-special. For, you see, Mimi was nobody's kitten...." More information than you want to know:
A Whitman Top Top Tale. Written by Dorothy Hass. Illustrated by Florence Sarah Winship. Copyright 1958. No printing or edition dates given. Hardcover with illustrated paper-covered boards, no dustjacket (as issued?), approx. 6-1/4" x 7-1/2", un-numbered pages (approx. 28 pages). Whitman Publishing Company, publishers. To help you date the printing, the "TV and Movie Friends" listed on the back cover are: The Flintstones, The Jetsons, King in the Stone and National Velvet. This is NOT an ex-library copy. Cover has bumped, worn corners and edge wear. Cover surfaces have light dirt, some grime and wear, including a 2" very thin worn line on the back cover over the book list there. Pages are smooth with bright colors and almost-sharp corners. There is one light brown crayon scribble over the title on the title page, but it is light and not terribly distracting. There is some "mystery" damage on the back pasted-down endpaper which goes over some of the illustration. I'm guessing that perhaps glue was stuck to it at one time, causing some "not smooth" patches and a flat tear on the paper's surface. It affects the texture of the paper, but NOT the color of the illustration and there are NO pieces are missing. There is a little wear with tiny tears at the staples between the back endpapers, but all pages are secure.