London: Dean's Rag Book, #282, no date (published from 1931 to 1949); blue cloth covers with pinked edges, very cute terrier holding the reins of a tiny pony on front, cat and her ball in back, two doubled leaves sewn down, making six interior pages;. Toploader fabric Dean's rag.
A sweet horse, two ducks, a St. Bernard puppy, two robins, two guinea pigs and a carrot, a wistful cow, and two lambkins. This copy with a lighter and greener sky than the Cope's. Scarce.
Albert Ernest Kennedy (1883 - 1962) was a prolific illustrator of children's animal books from a family involved in the arts. His younger brother Cecil was a noted painter of landscapes and flowers, (his grandfather is said to have worked with Corot.) Printed cloth is a rough medium, yet Kennedy's animals all have well defined individual movement and personality.
CONDITION: Very Good; blue covers with one spot and grass faded but figures bright; sized and probably never washed, interior bright white and clean. Item #17309