Raggedy Ann and Andy and The Camel With The Wrinkled Knees (1924). Johnny Gruelle (American, 1880-1938). Volland, Chicago. Pictorial boards. A Volland Happy Children Book.
Gruelle was the book’s author and illustrator. He had such confidence in his design that often he would create the final ink work without first sketching in pencil.
“According to Gruelle, the idea for a camel character came from a cloth toy purchased for his children. When Gruelle removed dangerously sharp leg skewers and plopped the stuffed camel down on a table, its knees crumpled and a new character was born.”