The year before Harper & Brothers published her book Little Fur Family, a tale of a little fur child's day in the woods.
There was a little Fur Family
Warm as toast
Smaller than most
In little fur coats
And they lived in a warm
Unlike the well executed design of Goodnight Moon, the Little Fur Family didn't fare so well. The original 1946 edition featured a book entirely wrapped in real rabbit fur. The book was laid in an illustrated die-cut box that allowed for the fur to protrude and be felt.
It is believed that upwards of 15,000 rabbits were killed and skinned to provide enough fur for the 50,000 copy first printing. Contrary to the publisher's expectations the real fur cover did not go over so well with the public forcing the publisher to issue later editions with artificial fur or no fur at all.
We are pleased to offer a copy of the first edition of this notable release.