First U.S. edition.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
On t.p., "The ugly duckling" appears stamped over and "Hans Christian Andersen" appears crossed out.
A crocodile falls into a quiet storybook and wreaks havoc on the characters, in a tale that invites youngsters to slam the book shut or find the courage to take a peek inside.
Open very carefully : a book with bite