Pets in Vintage Children's Books

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Drawing Cats by Gladys Emerson Cook

Timid Timothy, illustrated by Gweneira Williams

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Fraidy Cat, illustrated by Barbara Maynard

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Goldfish, illustrated by Joy Buba

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Cocker Spaniel, illustrated by Lucy Dawson

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The Different Dog, illustrated by Paul Galdone

Illustration by Brian Wildsmith

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From Monsieur Bussy, The Celebrated Hamster, 
Illustrated by Annick Delhumeau

The Big Book of Pets illustrated by Janusz Grabianski


  1. Hello, I love your blog! I've just awarded you the Shine On Blog award. Please visit marchhousebookscom.blogspot.co.uk/ to read about the award. Best wishes, Barbara, March House Books

  2. Have you seen the children's book, Pandora? That kitty is one of my favorites. Its written and illustrated by Clare Turlay Newberry. Harper & Brothers, 1944.

  3. I'm not familiar with that book or illustrator, I'll have to look it up :>)

  4. Whoops - I take that back. After googling it I have seen some of the illustrations before. You're right about the kitten, it is very well illustrated!

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