Pretty Pretty Peggy Moffitt
is a delightful children's book written and illustrated by William Pene Du Bois
with fashions designed by Rudi Gernreich
(Harper & Row, 1968). Here is the description from the dust jacket:The first words in Pretty Pretty Peggy Moffitt’s life were "pretty pretty girl". Her first birthday present was a little mirror. When she learned what the word "pretty" meant, she found it hard to put her little mirror down. As she grew older, she began finding herself reflected in shiny objects everywhere, so that she could go any place from herself with few blank spots in between. Of course, Pretty Pretty Peggy Moffitt found that such a fascinating life was not without danger as she bumped, tripped, and stumbled to the brink of total oblivion.
The author-artist of this lesson was raised in an atmosphere of artists and models. His father, Guy Pene Du Bois, was a painter who found that his models would sit quietly and happily if they could observe themselves in the comfort of a full-length mirror.
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