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whose columns these cartoons originally appeared.The author in is grateful to the Post-Hall Syndicate. including the right to or portions thereof in Library of Congress Catalog Printed in reproduce this book any form. Card Number: 53-8979 the United States of America . by Henry Ketcham All rights reserved. 84902-0213 Copyright.. Inc. 1953.

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* SW£U. DAD? REMEA^BER HOW HE USED TO HATE WATER?* ISN'T THAT .

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Ketcham is seven. and kitchen towels. 1 pin-up boy has millions chuckling daily— the result of the sharp pen and shrewd observations of Hank Ketcham.00 Hank Ketcham received the Billy DeB«ck Award given by the National Cartoonists Society to the outstanding cartoonist of 1952 HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY. sheet music. Since his introduction via news- papers in the spring of 1951. barbecue aprons.merica's No. records. and TV will swell the list. The first Dennis the Menace book sold in fabulous numbers and More Dennis THE Menace promises to do even better. daily and Sunday. CHICAGO New INC. There are "Dennis the Menace" cocktail napkins. His spread throughout the United States and other countries reseftibles a small tidal wave. York 17 SAN FRANCISCO .A. No wonder "Dennis the Menace" has become a descriptive term for any man. and his sardonic little likeness has spread even to merchandise items. The original Dennis now a strapping boy of Dennis' father. woman. but his counterpart will eter- nally hover between the ages of four and five. or child who likes to kick over the tracesl wheedled his Price $1. "Dennis the Menace" has whammed and way into being about the most popular of present-day little guys. 383 Madison Avenue. Post-Hall Syndicate has Dennis in 160 newspapers. and later "Dennis the Menace" animated motion picture cartoons.