They Tumbled In Like This!

Illustration: The animals of Zoo-land Animal Antics By Louis Wain Illustration by Matthews. S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

. . . But their heavy weights upon the ice, it grieves me to relate,

Were more than it could bear, and so they tumbled in like this!

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Animal Antics

By Louis Wain

Illustration by Matthews.

S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

Cinderella!

Illustration:  Cinderella.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

“Now fetch the mouse-trap from the shelf – there are six mice inside;”

She changed them to six prancing steeds, all harnessed side by side.

“Now fetch the rat-trap,” and there was therein a large black rat,

So he was made a coachman, with silk stockings and cocked hat.

Six lizards happening to be there, all ready to the hand,

Were changed to powdered footmen, staff and bouquet all so grand.

“Now, Cinderella, here’s your coach to take you to the ball.”

“Not as I am,” she cried; “like this I cannot go at all.”

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Cinderella.

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Winter Begins!

Illustration:  Lady Winter.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Lady Winter

Lady Winter clothed in ermine

On the North Wind gallops in,

Over crystal bridges bright,

Over carpets snowy white.

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See the North Wind snorting, prancing,

Scare the leaves that, romping, dancing,

Cease their merriment and play

And hurrying, scurrying, run away.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Walking With Friends!

Illustration:  We Talked Pleasantly.  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair  Written by S. H. Hamer.  Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

We Talked Pleasantly.

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair

Written by S. H. Hamer.

Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

Shave A Pig!

Illustration:  “Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig.”  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig.”

Barber, barber, shave a pig;

How many hairs will make a wig?

“Four and twenty, that’s enough,”

Give the poor barber a pinch of snuff.

“Sneeze on Monday.”

Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for danger;

Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger;

Sneeze on Wednesday, receive a letter;

Sneeze on Thursday, something better;

Sneeze on Friday, expect sorrow;

Sneeze on Saturday, joy to-morrow.

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

My Dog Spinning All Dressed Up!

Illustration:  She went to the sempstress  To buy him some linen,  But when she came back,  The Dog was a-spinning.  Mother Hubbard  Illustrations by Walter Crane  John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

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She went to the hosier’s

To buy him some hose,

But when she came back,

He was drest in his clothes.

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She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

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Mother Hubbard

Illustrations by Walter Crane

John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

Painting With My Dog!

Illustration:  Our Dear Dogs Artwork Back Cover]  Our Dear Dogs.  Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.  Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.  Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

[Our Dear Dogs, Artwork On Back Cover]

Our Dear Dogs.

Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.

Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.

Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

Big Trouble With A Beehive!

Illustration:  WHAT WAS THE MATTER? HAD HE STUCK HIS NOSE INTO A PIN-CUSHION?  Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.  By Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.  The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

WHAT WAS THE MATTER? HAD HE STUCK HIS NOSE INTO A PIN-CUSHION?

Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.

By Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.

The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

Jolly Little Fairy Folk!

Illustration:  “HE SAW SOMETHING VERY DROLL WAS GOING ON.”  From the story “Nellie Ogg And Her Goats.”  Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.  Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

“HE SAW SOMETHING VERY DROLL WAS GOING ON.”

“And as he looked, the little black holes turned into bright black eyes; the bits of stems were changed to legs and arms and feet and sprawling little bodies, that rolled and twisted, and skipped and jumped, and twinkled and whirled in endless reels and jigs; in short, he saw a whole village of jolly little fairy folk at their revels.

From the story “Nellie Ogg And Her Goats.”

Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.

Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

Pig In A Pear Tree!

Illustration:  Pig In A Pear Tree.  The Story of The Three Little Pigs.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

Well, the little pig bustled up the next morning at four o’clock, and went off for the pears, hoping to get back before the wolf came. But he had further to go, and had to climb the tree, so that just as he was getting down from it he saw the wolf coming, which, as you may suppose, frightened him very much. When the wolf came up he said, “What! are you here before me? are they nice pears?” “Yes, very,” said the little pig. “I will throw you down one;” and he threw it so far that while the wolf was going to pick it up, the little pig jumped down and ran home.

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The Story of The Three Little Pigs.

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

Time Won’t Wait For Me!

Illustration:  “Idle Hands Make Sad Hearts.”  NURSERY COLORED PICTURE BOOK.  McLOUGHLIN BROS.: NEW YORK. Ca 1870.

“Idle Hands Make Sad Hearts.”

You little bee,

Come play with me,

The sunshine’s warm and clear;

You need not fear

The cold severe,

The winter is not near.

My little maid,

I can’t be stayed,

I must not lose to-day.

For time, you see,

Won’t wait for me,

But sweeps the flowers away.

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NURSERY COLORED PICTURE BOOK.

McLOUGHLIN BROS.: NEW YORK. Ca 1870.

Story Time For Goats!

Illustration:  ON THE ISLAND.  Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.  Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

ON THE ISLAND.

. . . Old Janet settled herself a little further off, winking and blinking at thought of the pleasure at hand.  For at these times Nellie told them stories; and if you think they did not understand, I can only say that it was Nellie’e belief that her goats understood every word.


From the story “Nellie Ogg And Her Goats.”

Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.

Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

Jimmie’s Happy Veterans Day!

Illustration:  The Tale of Jimmie Piggy.  By Marjorie Manners  The Platt & Nourse Co.: New York. 1918.

“Jimmie,” said his brother Tom, as he gave the fish to his mamma, “let’s play we are sailors. We can use mamma’s tubs for boats, and fasten our flags onto them.”

“All right, Tom,” returned Jimmie, “we will play the tubs are battleships, and that we are the captains, and we can pretend to shoot big cannons at each other.”

This was great fun, and went along nicely until Jimmie got so excited that he tipped over his boat, and then there was a great squealing.

 

The Tale of Jimmie Piggy.

By Marjorie Manners

The Platt & Nourse Co.: New York. 1918.

What Would The Lobster Think?

Illustration: What Would You Do? Mary’s Little Lamb. Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

“WHAT WOULD YOU THINK?”

If you saw pennies not round but square,

Or an oyster walking down the stair,

Or a lobster sitting in your arm-chair –

What would you think?

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If I saw all these things, or some,

I’m sure I’d say that I had come

To the land of Topsy-turvydom –

What would you think?

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Mary’s Little Lamb.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

Land Of Topsy-Turvydom!

Illustration:  What Would You Do?  Mary’s Little Lamb.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

 

“WHAT WOULD YOU THINK?”

If you saw an elephant climb a tree

Or a snail in an eggshell go to sea,

Or a donkey drinking a cup of tea –

What would you think?

 

If you saw houses upside down,

A beggar wearing a golden crown,

If the stars were red and the clouds were brown –

What would you think?

 

If you saw pennies not round but square,

Or an oyster walking down the stair,

Or a lobster sitting in your arm-chair –

What would you think?

 

If I saw all these things, or some,

I’m sure I’d say that I had come

To the land of Topsy-turvydom –

What would you think?

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Mary’s Little Lamb.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

 

Tiny Travels Like The Wind!

Illustration:   THE OSTRICH CARRIAGE.  Tiny and Her Vanity.  McLoughlin Bros.: New York. Ca 1892.

THE OSTRICH CARRIAGE.

. . . “Where are you going, little maid?” “Oh, many, many miles from here,” said Tiny. “Get upon my back,” said and the Ostrich, kneeling down; and Tiny was soon upon his back, speeding away like the wind, until she reached the sea-shore.

Tiny and Her Vanity.

McLoughlin Bros.: New York. Ca 1892.

Mr. Elephant Goes On A Toddle!

Illustration:  Mr. Elephant Toddled.  From the story “WHEN MR. ELEPHANT TRIED TO BE A MAN.”  Billy Goat’s Story  By Amy Prentice.  Illustrations by J. Watson Davis.  A. L. Burt Company: New York. Ca 1906.

Mr. Elephant toddled around until he was all tired out.

Then he told Mr. Ape that he couldn’t stand up another minute.

“Now what would Mr. Man do if he was feeling the same as I do?” Mr. Elephant asked, and Mr. Ape said:

“Why, he would sit down.”

 

From the story “WHEN MR. ELEPHANT TRIED TO BE A MAN.”

Billy Goat’s Story

By Amy Prentice.

Illustrations by J. Watson Davis.

A. L. Burt Company: New York. Ca 1906.

Elephant Goes Shopping!

Illustration:  When the Elephant goes shopping  Animal Antics.  Louis Wain.  Illustration by Felix Leigh.  S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

When the Elephant goes shopping,

Oh, he looks a funny “fellah!”

In both hands he carries parcels,

While his trunk holds his umbrella.

Animal Antics.

Louis Wain.

Illustration by Felix Leigh.

S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

Pig Tails!

Illustration:  A Long Tailed Pig.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“A Long Tail’d Pig.”

A long-tail’d pig, or a short-tail’d pig,

Or a pig with e’er a tail,

A sow-pig, or a boar pig,

Or a pig with a cruly tail.

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Piggy Only Travels First Class!

Illustration:  Piggy wants a parlor car all to himself. He won’t travel in a cattle train with low company.  Funny Stories About Funny People.  Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.  National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

Piggy wants a parlor car all to himself. He won’t travel in a cattle train with low company.

Funny Stories About Funny People.

Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.

National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

What Is Upstairs?

Illustration:  They Rushed Upstairs.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

They rushed upstairs, and Father Bruin, growling.

Cried out, “Who’s lain upon my bed?”

“Who’s lain on mine?” cried Mother Bruin howling;

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Jump!

Illustration:  CLICK-E-TY-CLICK, CLICK-E-TY-CLICK, WENT THE WHEELS OVER BUTTON’S HEAD.  Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.  By Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.  The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

CLICK-E-TY-CLICK, CLICK-E-TY-CLICK, WENT THE WHEELS OVER BUTTON’S HEAD.

Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.

By Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.

The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

A Golden Rule For Back To School!

Illustration:  In School and Out.  Funny Stories About Funny People.  Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.  National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

IN SCHOOL AND OUT.

 When Jumbo was young and went to school

He soon found out this golden rule,

“Work when you work – play when you play,

That is always the wisest way!”

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For if you play in school, mayhap,

You’ll have to wear a dunce’s cap;

And he who can’t his lessons say

Will have to work while others play!

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So Jumbo first his lessons learned,

And then went out, his playtime earned,

And if an Elephant can be so wise

I’m sure a small boy can if he tries.

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Funny Stories About Funny People.

Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.

National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

Depressed About The Cat!

Illustration:  Puss In Boots.  Puss speaks words of comfort to his Master.  From the story "Puss and Boots."  LITTLE FOLKS STORIES.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1888.

“Puss speaks words of comfort to his Master.”

There was once an old miller who had three sons, and after his death his property was divided among them. . .

But the third son fared the worst of all, for all that fell to his share was a cat, and that was about as good, he thought, as nothing at all.

He sat down to think in what way he could earn a living, and bemoaned his fate with bitter sighs and tears.

“What shall I do?” he cried aloud. “If I kill the cat and sell his skin, that won’t go far toward keeping me out of the poor-house! Oh, how much worse I am off than my brothers!”

The cat sat near his master and heard every word he said; and when he paused for a moment, Puss came forward, and in a clear voice said: “Dear master, do not be so cast down. If you’ll give me a pair of boots and a game-bag you shall have no cause for complaint.”

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From the story “Puss In Boots.”

LITTLE FOLKS STORIES.

Illustration by R. Andre (1867).

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1888.