The fourth installment of Attwell's popular series, in which jealous Mops the dog tricks the BOO-BOO king into venturing out to sea.
THE BOO-BOOS AT THE SEA-SIDE
"'Why, I will help you, King. Bunty must be a dear, as you love her so,' and the little mermaid clapped her hands."
Attwell's illustrations of the BOO-BOOS and of chubby-cheeked children were tremendously popular throughout the first half of the 20th century; her art appeared on everything from cards to posters to bathroom plaques. Her style has hints of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, but adjusted for a childlike atmosphere.
Read more: Alan Horne, "Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators," page 79.
Dundee London Montreal: Valentine & Sons, Ltd., . 5.5'' x 4.25''. Original boards with color pictorial paste-on. Pictorial endpapers of Bunty the little girls and BOO-BOOS. Color frontispiece with 13 color plates and numerous line drawings throughout.  pages. Ink gift inscription to front flyleaf dated "August 1921." Front board lightly bowed, with very mild soil to paste-on; spine ends unobtrusively repaired. Occasional very light soiling and foxing to text. Else sound and bright.
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