A Child's Delight by Noel Perrin

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By no means the whole book is concerned with apparel. Many of the things that can happen at an outdoor party, such as bad weather, do happen, plus several things that are not normally part of social entertaining. Here's the full text of the weather incident: Then the Crane Was caught in the Rain In Johnny Crow's Garden. The words are nothingor, rather, nothing but rhyme and a certain incantatory quality to the refrain that is quite separate from meaning. But the three pictures! In the first, the Crane has drawn itself up as tall and slender as it can, next to the trunk of a sapling tree.

I see no need to dumb down in writing for the young. Why not smarten up instead? Brooke did. Page 6 2 Wanda's Wonder-Book Wanda Gág. 1928 Millions of Cats. Once there was a little girl named Wanda. She was the eldest child of an artist named Anton Gág and his wife Lissi. Along with her five younger sisters and her one brother, Wanda grew up in a small town in Minnesota. ) But the children didn't just draw. They also made music, told stories, decorated eggs, loved to write. Let's look in on a typical evening, say in the year 1905.

Born in 1903, she lived her early years in that golden moment in English history, the ten years just after the Victorian age and just before World War I. "In those days," she once explained, "one would buy small, china dolls with moveable arms and flaxen hair, naked except for shoes and socks, which were painted on. " Norton acquired a considerable number of these dolls. She made clothes for them and then began to use them as actors in complicated dramas.

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