Special Paints!

Illustration:  The Portrait Painter.  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.

“I WENT OVER TO LOOK AT HIS PAINT-BOX”

“Dear, dear! My lad has put too much carrot in this time.” And he began to mix his paints in a great hurry, while the Lady Pig simpered and smiled, and said.

“Oh, Mr. Daubs, you are a funny fellow!”

When he had finished, I went over to look at his paint-box, for I had never heard of anyone using carrots to paint with before, and I thought he must have made a mistake, and had meant Carmine or Crimson Lake, or Yellow Ochre, or Green Bice, or one of the proper paints; but there it was in a dear little tube, labeled “Finest Carrot,” and there was another tube of “Turnip,” and one of “Mangold-Wurzel,” and one of “Parsnip,” and altogether they were the funniest paints I had ever seen.

 

Story: The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me.

Chapter III. – The Portrait-Painter.

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.

 

Cinderella, Are You Sure That Slipper Fits?

Illustration:  All About Cinderella.  Retold and Illustrations by John B. Gruelle.  Cupples & Leon Company: New York. 1916.

“Neither of you can wear it!” cried the page. “Are there any other ladies in the house?”

“No more ladies,” answered the sisters, “but there is a scullion maid, her feet, are much too large for the glass slipper though,” they laughed.

 

All About Cinderella.

Retold and Illustrations by John B. Gruelle.

Cupples & Leon Company: New York. 1916.

 

Baby Blue In Deep Water!

Illustration:  Baby Blue.  COWS AND CALVES.  Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.  Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.

Baby Blue Ran Into The Water.

Baby Blue ran into the water, but never having been near any water except that in the drinking trough in the lot, she knew nothing about a lake or deep water, and before she knew it she stepped into a hole and under she went.

 

COWS AND CALVES.

Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.

Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.

 

 

Dame Trot Loved Her Cat!

Illustration:  Dame Trot.  A Book of Nursery Rhymes.  Arranged by Charles Welsh.  Illustrated by Clara E. Atwood.  D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers: Boston, New York, Chicago. Ca 1901.

Dame Trot and her cat

Led a peaceable life,

When they were not troubled

With other folks’ strife.

When Dame had her dinner

Near Pussy would wait,

And was sure to receive

A nice piece from her plate.

A Book of Nursery Rhymes.

Arranged by Charles Welsh.

Illustrated by Clara E. Atwood.

D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers: Boston, New York, Chicago. Ca 1901.

Planning the Future and Brownies Take Over!

Illustration:  Lovers.  BROWNIES AND THE FARMER.  Written and Illustrated by Palmer Cox.  Hurst & Company: New York. Ca 1909.

While the lovers stood together planning a life for the future – things had been entirely taken out of their hands by the good little Brownies.

Illustration:  Lovers.  BROWNIES AND THE FARMER.  Written and Illustrated by Palmer Cox.  Hurst & Company: New York. Ca 1909.

BROWNIES AND THE FARMER.

Written and Illustrated by Palmer Cox.

Hurst & Company: New York. Ca 1909.

Huff And Puff!

Illustration:  Wolf At The Door.  The Story of The Three Little Pigs.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

Presently a wolf came along and knocked at the door, and said, — “little pig, little pig, let me come in!”

To which the pig answered, — “No, no, by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin!”

This made the wolf angry, and he said, — “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in!”

 

The Story of The Three Little Pigs.

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

 

 

Ten Kisses!

Illustration:  The Swineherd.  Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

THE SWINEHERD.

“Ask him,” said the princess, “if he will be satisfied with ten kisses from one of my ladies.”

“No, thank you,” said the swineherd: “ten kisses from the princess, or I will keep my pot.”

“That is tiresome,” said the princess. “But you must stand before me, so that nobody can see it.”

The ladies placed themselves in front of her and spread out their dresses, and she gave the swineherd ten kisses and received the pot.

Illustration:  The Swineherd.  Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

Cast Friendly Eyes!

Illustration:  Clever Hans.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

CLEVER HANS.

. . . “Where hast thou left Grethel?” “I led her by the rope, tied her to the rack, and scattered some grass for her.” “That was ill done, Hans; thou shouldst have cast friendly eyes on her.” “Never mind, will do better.”

Hans went into the stable, cut out all the calves’ and sheep’s eyes, and threw them in Grethels’ face.

 

Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

I’ll Grind His Bones To Make My Bread!

Illustration:  Jack The Giant Killer.  W. B. Conkey Company: New York. 1898.

“Fe, fi, fo, fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman;

Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.”

[h]e called out, for he could smell Jack, though he could not see him.

“Well,” said Jack, taking off his coat, “you may catch me if you like.” Then round the courtyard he ran with the giant after him. Across the drawbridge he darted, and after him lumbered the giant, but his weight was so great that crash went the bridge, and he fell in the moat and was drowned.

Illustration:  Jack The Giant Killer.  W. B. Conkey Company: New York. 1898.

Jack The Giant Killer.

W. B. Conkey Company: New York. 1898.

Foul Friend, Pony, Guard Dog!

Illustration:  Saint Bernard.  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.

“The St. Bernard’s Visitors.”

Rex is what you might call a noble dog. He is very good natured, he looks after the weak, . .  Rex allows the fowls to feed out of his dish, and they are not a bit afraid of him.

Then this big dog will let our baby ride on his back, you have to hold her on, you know, or she would tumble off, and that would never do.

Rex can be cross if he likes, and when tramps come into our garden, he barks and growls, so that they walk off in very quick time.

 

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.

 

 

Happy Flag Day!

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

He marched around the orchard with his gun over his shoulder, carrying his flag.

“When I grow up,” he said, “I mean to be a great general like I read about in my books. Then I can tell people what to do, and they will have to mind me. Then Mamma can’t say ‘Jimmie don’t do this’ and ‘Jimmie don’t do that.’ And then I can have all the corn I want.”

The Tale of Jimmie Piggy.

By Marjorie Manners.

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

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

 

 

Puffy’s Doctor & The Dog Thief!

Illustration:  Puffy With Doctor & Dog Thief.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

But once the little thing fell off a chair,

And put his shoulder out with that sad tumble;

The doctor set and bound it up with care,

While Puffy looked so very wan and humble.

 

One day he ran out in the street to play

With little friends (his Missis, who will warn her!)

He strays too far, – at last is borne away

By a bad man who lived just round the corner.

To his poor Missis none can comfort say,

Her grief by sighs and tears so plainly marking:

When he’d been gone a twelvemonth and a day,

Outside the door was heard familiar barking.

Illustration:  Puffy With Doctor & Dog Thief.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

 

 

Whatever the elf put the tongue on could speak!

Illustration:  From the story "The Elf at the Grocer's."  Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  By William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

“The elf first put the tongue on the tub.”

. . . the elf stole away the grocer’s wife’s tongue, for she did not want it while she slept. And now whatever he put it upon was able to speak just as well as the lady herself. It was a good thing the tongue could be in only one place at a time, or what a noise there would have been!

The elf first put the tongue on the tub . . .

Illustration:  From the story "The Elf at the Grocer's."  Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  By William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

From the story “The Elf at the Grocer’s.”

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

By William Woodburn.

Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.

W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

 

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

 

 

A Dog And A Cat!

Illustration:  Teasing Cats.  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.

Delights In Teasing Cats.

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.

 

Great Aero Meet!

Illustration:  Our Own Picture. Billy Whiskers In An Aeroplane.  Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrations by Constance White.  The Saalfield Publishing Company: Chicago - Akron, Ohio - New York. 1912.

THERE THEY SAW LARGE PICTURES OF THEMSELVES – THE THREE FAMOUS ANIMALS WHO TRAVELED IN THE AEROPLANE RACE.

Illustration:  Our Own Picture. Billy Whiskers In An Aeroplane.  Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrations by Constance White.  The Saalfield Publishing Company: Chicago - Akron, Ohio - New York. 1912.

Billy Whiskers In An Aeroplane.

Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrations by Constance White.

The Saalfield Publishing Company: Chicago – Akron, Ohio – New York. 1912.

 

Please Let Me Out of Here!

Illustration:  From the Story "Valentine and Orson."  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Now, in that land there dwelt a man, the Green Knight he was called,

Who by his strength and magic arts a lady fair enthralled,

And kept in prison dark and strong, and none could set her free;

Not even Valentine prevailed, with all his bravery.

From the Story "Valentine and Orson."  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

From the Story “Valentine and Orson.”

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Third Little Pig At The Fair!

Illustration:  Pig At The Fair.  The Story of The Three Little Pigs.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

At The Fair!

The next day the wolf came again, and said to the little pig, “Little pig there is a fair at Shanklin this afternoon; will you go?”

“Oh yes,” said the pig, “I will be glad to go; what time will you be ready?”

Illustration:  Pig At The Fair.  The Story of The Three Little Pigs.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

The Story of The Three Little Pigs.

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

A Real Princess!

Illustration:  From the story "The Real Princess" Princess and the Pea. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  Written by William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh. Ca 1917.

The Princess and the Pea.

‘ I have hardly closed my eyes the whole night through. ‘

Illustration:  From the story "The Real Princess" Princess and the Pea. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  Written by William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh. Ca 1917.

From the story “The Real Princess”

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

Written by William Woodburn.

Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.

W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh. Ca 1917.

 

The New King of Birdland!

Illustration:  Kind of Birdland.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

“BLESS ME!” HE EXCLAIMED, “WHOM HAVE WE HERE?”

. . . The Stork looked up in surprise as the wonderful stranger approached.

“Bless me!” he exclaimed, “whom have we here? I thought I knew all Birdland, but I never before saw such a freak as this!”

“I am the King. I am to be the new King,” announced the Crow. “Is there any bird more gorgeous than I?”

Illustration:  Kind of Birdland.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

The Curious Book of Birds.

Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.

Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

A Calf in a Pail!

Illustration:  Calf Stuck.  COWS AND CALVES.  Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.  Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.

“Stuck their whole head into it.”

When the calves were a little older, the farmer tried to teach them to drink out of a pail, but they either upset it, put their foot into it, or stuck their whole head into it so deep that when they came out even their eyes were filled with milk.

Illustration:  Calf Stuck.  COWS AND CALVES.  Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.  Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.

COWS AND CALVES.

Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.

Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.

The Great Black Cat!

Illustration:  Great Black Cat.  The Magical House of Zur.  By Mary Dickerson Donahey.  Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.

The great black cat stalked out in front of the little circle and told the story of “Puss in Boots.”

He turned his great yellow-green eyes upon the row of winged children and they all shivered with joy. To think of sitting up and hearing a cat tell a story!

He began at the beginning, and told the story of “Puss in Boots” as it had never been told before . . .

Illustration:  Great Black Cat.  The Magical House of Zur.  By Mary Dickerson Donahey.  Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.

The Magical House of Zur.

By Mary Dickerson Donahey.

Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.

Fairy Tailors Measure Tom Thumb!

Illustration:  Tom Thumb & The Tailors.  ONCE UPON A TIME.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.  Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

“TOM THUMB & THE FAIRY TAILORS”

One summer morning when the wee baby was only a few days old, the queen of the fairies flew in at the window of the room where he lay. She touched his cheek lightly with a butterfly kiss and gave him the name of Tom Thumb.  She then ordered her fairy tailors to make for Tom a wonderful suit, his hat of an oak leaf, his shirt of a spider’s web, his jacket of thistledown, his trousers of apple-rind, and his shoes of the skin of a mouse, nicely tanned, with the hair inside.

Illustration:  Tom Thumb & The Tailors.  ONCE UPON A TIME.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.  Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

ONCE UPON A TIME.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

An Ideal Place to Play Dragon!

Illustration: Fierce & Fiery Dragon.  Billy Popgun.  Written and Illustrated by Milo Winter.  Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston & New York. 1912.

THE EDGE OF TOWN

The grape-arbor with its cool green leaves and long twisty vines and roots was an ideal place to play Dragon in. If you stretched your imagination just a little bit you could find fierce and fiery Dragons in the scaly gnarled roots of the vines.

Billy Popgun.

Written and Illustrated by Milo Winter.

Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston & New York. 1912.

Billy Rode On Dumbo’s Back!

On-Dumbo-Billy-Whiskers-Circus

LOOKING HIS VERY BEST, HE RODE ON THE BACK OF JUMBO, THE GREAT ELEPHANT.

Billy Whiskers At The Circus.

Written by F. G. Wheeler.

Illustrations by Arthur DeBebian.

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

Illustration:  Billy On Elephant.  Billy Whiskers At The Circus.  Written by F. G. Wheeler.  Illustrations by Arthur DeBebian.  The Saalfield Publishing Company: New York – Akron, Ohio – Chicago.