New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1987). Illustrated by William Joyce. 0805003320. Signed by Jan Wahl on title page. Stated First Edition. Small oblong 4to. Fine condition. / Fine dust jacket. Item #146
"When Humphrey goes upstairs to bed he hears his father say: "Isn't Humphrey too old to sleep with a toy bear?" Humphrey doesn't hear what his mom says. He just jumps under the covers, snuggles with his bear, and goes to sleep.Later that night, the bear grows to human size and wakes Humphrey up. . . . . .Jan Wahl's story of Humphrey and his bear was inspired by the memories of an old Steiff bear which belonged to his father. William Joyce's stunning illustrations perfectly capture the story's gentle spirit.