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DR. SEUSS (THEODOR GEISEL.) "They heard Nizzards flapping over their rooftops and poked their heads out for a look." Published in The King's Stilts (New York: Random House, 1939). Watercolor and ink on board. 250x330 mm; 9 3/4x13 inches. Unsigned. 'That Thanksgiving Day in New Jersey, Ted dazzled Helen's nieces, Barbara Palmer and her younger sister, Virginia, who were practicing with stilts. He borrowed them and strode proudly up the front steps, into the dining room and around the table, narrowly avoiding the serving platters. The children were agape; he had learned stilt-walking, he told them, as research for his book.'--Morgan, Judith and Neil, Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel, New York, 1995, page 96.