Mother Hubbard her picture book, containing Mother Hubbard, The three bears, & The absurb A, B, C, with the original coloured pictures, an illustrated preface, & odds & end papers, never before printed
by Walter Crane
This book 'Mother Hubbard Her Picture Book' is one of many of Walter Crane's 'Toy Books', it contains the stories, Mother Hubbard, The Three Bears ... Show synopsis This book 'Mother Hubbard Her Picture Book' is one of many of Walter Crane's 'Toy Books', it contains the stories, Mother Hubbard, The Three Bears and The Absurd ABC. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the earliest contributors to children's literature and one of the most influential illustrators in the development of children's colour picture books. Crane began working for Edmund Evans in 1864 producing bright, colourful books which revolutionised the type of children's books available. He created a series of 'Toy Books' between 1865-1875 which contained fairy stories, nursery rhymes and other tales of adventures. His Arts and Crafts illustrations came to typify children's books for decades to come.