insect fantasy

Crosspatch... Broderip/Thomas Hood, ill hand coloured plates. Griffith 1865

Crosspatch, the Cricket and the Counterpane.

"A patchwork of story and song" a long fantasy involving two children and the strange characters. Beautifully coloured plates, still very bright. Frances and Thomas (Tom Hood) were the children of the poet Thomas Hood the Elder. They collaborated on a series of young children's books.
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21580 AdventuresofBeWeetheGnome by Grozier, ill Lilian Govey.

The Adventures of Be-Wee the Gnome.

Five stories originally published in England, centering around Be-wee, the little bee-gnome. " 'I believe the Crow-Bat was joking,' " said Wee Careful Toad. But the Tousle Bush said nothing." The writing is in the style of the 20's, with imaginative touches. Govey's fine illustrations, beautiful clear watercolours, give an intimate glimpse into the little gnome's days and bring these stories to life. The publisher reissued this book in 1923 with the 20 plates as "The Creepie-Man and Other Stories". 
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