I found myself thinking of Seven Days from Sunday, which was always kicking around GG's house. I haven't seen it around lately, so I went to find it: http://books.google.com/
OK, Find in a Library. Sure enough, Harvard's got it. But wait! There's more! Per WorldCat: " illustrated by Don Freeman." Um, would that be the Don Freeman who wrote/illustrated the Corduroy books? Darn. No easy way to find out in Google Books (it doesn't even *list* an illustrator, much less link same). Though a bit of digging gets me the answer: yes.FURTHER perusal of that link yields another surprise: 1945 James Thurber, The White Deer, Harcourt-Brace
And from the snippets view, that's the edition I have. (Yes, I've read it enough that I recognize the typeface from that tiny bit.) How the heck did I not know this before?