Books about little animals, wild and domestic, mice, rabbits and hares, gophers, etc.
A little girl's Hamster does not want to come in to his cage for the winter, but he will tell her a story of his grandfather, Mr. P, when he pleases. Set in a wet autumnal garden. The third in the series.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.
A sane squirrel tries to do good in a crazy human world. This enchanting tale from a Canadian playwright won The Times Story Competition and was first printed in the Times Saturday Review; here published with many illustrations.
Mr. McMouse from the city wins acceptance with his new field mouse friends.
The Speckledy Hen went off on her own to lay her eggs, but soon the Fox is watching over her hiding place. How to distract him? Fuzzypeg, now a real "scollard", reads him the story of the Fox and the Grapes while the hen sneaks back to the farmyard with her chicks. "She was very tough, that Speckledy Hen," said the fox.
Rat's behaviour was so insupportable that squirrel tied a knot in his tail that would never come out. How Rat learns to work and becomes an artist.
Poor Barnaby's snug little home is destroyed by a woodman's ax, and he goes from animal to animal, trying to find a house. NOTE: This book has been sold.
The tidy Susie Squirrel reforms the hero of his laziness and then marries him! One of the Mrs. Prettimouse series, not named. The artist painted many famous horses of her time in oils and watercolor, as well as illustrating horse and pony books. These watercolours are detailed and charming.
A town mouse and country mouse variation, illustrated by Ritter in both German (Alexei Remison) and English versions. Between the one-eyed Zwick Zwack and Aunty Twinkle-Toes crying over her card game, this book frightened me when I was a child, even though the deep colours were fascinating.
A long way from Beatrix Potter, but lots of fun. Each animation has interesting details.
A cumulative tale about animals who wish to change a part of their lives (the crayfish wants to move forwards). Each incident is pictured with the little red crayfish and a large painting of the animal with some surrounding vegetation in greens, browns, and blacks set upon a white background. These drawings have more delicate lines than much of Piatti's other children's book illustration.