Continuously in print since it was first published in 1885 (under the title Penny Whistles) this is a collection of 65 cherished poems for children, including classics such as:
Beautifully illustrated by Brian Wildsmith.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish poet, essayist, and travel writer, famous for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Brian Wildsmith (b.1930) was raised in a small mining village in Yorkshire, where, he says, “Everything was grey. There wasn’t any colour. It was all up to my imagination. I had to draw in my head...”
He won a scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art where he studied for three years. He has deservedly earned a reputation as one of the greatest living children’s illustrators. In 1962, he published his first children’s book, ABC, for which he was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal.