"Animal Children The Friends of the Forest and the Plain" was written by Edith Brown Kirkwood and illustrated by M T Ross. This delightful book has Edwardian dressed animals each paired with a witty little poem.
A rhino in a bathing costume, for instance, has this ditty underneath the illustration:
Young Miss Rhinoceros gave a beach party;
She greeted her friends with a welcome most hearty.
They laughed and they joked and they swam in the sea,
And the party was gay, as a party should be.
This amazing vintage book has 95 pages of illustrations and poems. There is a one page index in the back. Published by The Wise Book Company, Inc of New York, this is a 1913 P F Volland, Rainbow Edition. The book has red cloth covers with gold embossed titles and illustration.
The book is in very good condition. The cover shows signs of scuffing and some bumping at the corners. The inside pages are clean and the binding is tight. The book measures 9 1/2" x 7".
An amazing vintage book that will delight children and adults alike.
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Animal Children Vintage Illustrated Childrens Book - M P Ross Illustrations - 1913 Volland