Thursday, December 03, 2009
All of the illustrations in this book are wonderful. As a child, even the front and back covers fascinated me with its grassy wrap-around image where a little gnome draws water from a well, a little bear scribbles a note, a pixie waters a flower, a bunny pops out of a hole, and on and on. To this day, I love illustrations that require you to spend time looking at them, searching for the many small details and activities that are taking place within the picture.
The copyright on this book is 1950, but it was reprinted in 1992. Unfortunately that printing has gone out of print and the book appears to be only available in used copies.