Frog Attack!

Illustration:  WHAT IS IT?   Artwork by Robert Morley (1893)  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair  Written by S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

WHAT IS IT?

I soon saw that, after all, the food was not my sort, so I went off again directly, but not before one of the Yellow Things had plucked up courage to come back and actually threaten to attack me – me, . .

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

Written by S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

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

Artwork by Robert Morley (1893)

Shot In The Head, Head, Head!

Illustration:  The Little Man And His Gun.  NURSERY COLORED PICTURE BOOK.  McLOUGHLIN BROS.: NEW YORK. Ca 1870.

“The Little Man and His Gun.”

There was a little man, and he had a little gun,

And his bullets were made of lead, lead, lead;

He went unto the brook, and he shot a little duck,

And hit her right through the head, head, head.

Then he went home unto his little wife Joan,

And bade her a good fire make, make, make,

To roast the little duck he had shot at the brook,

Whilst he went and shot the drake, drake, drake.

NURSERY COLORED PICTURE BOOK.

McLOUGHLIN BROS.: NEW YORK. Ca 1870.

Fun Without People!

Illustration:  An Old Fable Re-Told.  Animal Antics.  Louis Wain.  S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

An Old Fable Re-Told.  –  By Aesop Junior.

There was once a donkey – otherwise an ass – though a donkey can hardly have been even other-wise! Well, this ass (I do not speak sneeringly of him, for donkeys cannot help being asses), as I was saying, this creature lived in the strange country known as Animal-land, where there are no people, and we can only guess at the fun that goes on.

Animal Antics.

Louis Wain.

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

How Do You Know The Sky Is Falling?

Illustration:  The Sky is Falling.  Chicken Little.  M. A. Donohue & Company: Chicago & New York. 1919

“Oh! I am going to tell the King the sky is falling,” says Chicken Little.

“How do you know?” says Henny Penny.

“I saw it with my eyes, I heard it with my ears, and a piece of it fell on my head.”

“May I come with you?” says Henny Penny.

“Certainly,” says Chicken Little.

 

Chicken Little.

M. A. Donohue & Company: Chicago & New York. 1919

 

 

Ugly Duck Becomes a Swan!

Illustration:  THE UGLY DUCKLING  (From the tale by Hans Christian Andersen)  Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know.  Edited by: Hamilton Wright Mabie.  Illustrated and Decorated by: Mary Hamilton Fry.  George Sully & Company: New York. 1915.

“And, lo! it was no longer a clumsy, ugly, dark-gray bird, but a – swan!”

THE UGLY DUCKLING  (From the tale by Hans Christian Andersen)

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know.

Edited by: Hamilton Wright Mabie.

Illustrated and Decorated by: Mary Hamilton Fry.

George Sully & Company: New York. 1915.