With the upcoming release of not one but two fiftieth anniversary edition of Happiness is a Warm Puppy, I thought it was time to look at a volume I see surprisingly infrequently: the twenty-fifth anniversary edition.
This edition came out in, ummm (runs out of fingers, starts to pull of socks before giving up) an earlier year, published by Topper Books. And the good thing about is it now in how it differs from the original edition (although it does in a major way, being a paperback), but in how it didn’t. During the years in-between, an all-new edition had been issued with far more pages, far more colors per page, new art, larger page size, and a fraction of the charm. So this was a restoration – and it was, thank goodness, one that kept, as the edition that it followed has not been returned to print. The original is good stuff.