Title: The Little Jeep
Author: Peggy Griffin Ayers
Description: Original illustrated wraps are worn and soiled. Pages show general soiling; the soldiers depicted on several of the pages have their Army caps colored-in. Child's drawing of a jeep on final blank page. pp. 55, . 6 x 8.7 inches. In a removable, clear archival sleeve. Three copies noted on OCLC (LOC, Princeton, Glendale Library).
A scarce World War II-era children's book. Cute story of an Army jeep. The little jeep meets a big Army truck who questions the jeep in a not very nice way. The proud little jeep replies, ''I can carry dispatches and lay smoke screens and drag an anti-tank gun all over the country. Besides I am a good reconnaissance car or command car or radio patrol car. In fact, lots of things.'' The two engage in some repartee and then establish their camaraderie, recognizing that they are both important pieces in the Army.
The author, Peggy Griffin Ayers (1913-2009 ), served as a vice-principal in the early 1960s in Los Angeles-area schools, including Glenwood Elementary School (Sun Valley) and Coldwater Canyon Elementary School (North Hollywood).
Binding: Soft Cover
Publisher: Griffin-Patterson Publishing Co.
Place: Glendale, Calif.
Keywords: children's, juvenile, illustrated, picture book, automobiles, military, WWII World War II, US Army, Army, vehicles
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