The General Editor of The Little Big Books is Mrs. Herbert Strang. The signature illustration for the book seems to be the very first illustration, which shows five animals sitting with their backs to us: mouse, steer, rabbit, donkey, and turtle. The same pose with different animals occurs three pages later on the title page, only here the animals include a frog, fox, lion (with a bird in his mane), a heron and a crow. There is a full-page colored illustration of LM for the frontispiece. There seems to be at least one black-and-white illustration per story. Perhaps the best of these is the second for WS, which shows a happy swimmer. The fourteen stories presented include: LM, BC, TH, The Fox and the Crane, TMCM, FC, DM, MSA, OF, WS, CJ, The Donkey and his Shadow, FG, and The Oxen and the Wagon. The book has cracked between 46 and 47. The paper stock for the 60 pages is very heavy, almost of cardboard consistency.
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