The fifth book in Atwell's popular BOO-BOOS series, in which the titular fairies accompany their friend Bunty to a farm in the country, this copy in unusually nice condition.
Very good plus to near fine.
BOO-BOOS AT HONEY SWEET FARM
"The Boos, of course, could understand what all the animals and birds said, and loved having pleasant chats with them."
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. These books rarely survive in collectible condition.
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 paste-on. Pictorial endpapers of a BOO-BOO and chickens. Color frontispiece with 13 color plates and numerous line illustrations throughout (cw: golliwog image included).  pages. Very light soiling to binding, with mild bumping to corners and spine ends. Occasional light soiling and foxing to text. Remarkably nice.
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