This is a rich anthology of poems written for children with a variety of relevant illustrations culled from old children's books. Among the many poets included are: Robert Louis Stevenson, Eugene Field, Katharine Pyle, Willam Blake, Edward Lear, Jane Taylor, Hugh Lofting, Joyce Kilmer, Langston Hughes and Lewis Carroll. A few of the many artists included are: N.C. Wyeth, Oliver Herford, Charles Robinson, Gertrude Kay, Willy Pogany, Keith Ward, Jessie Willcox Smith, Willam Nicholson, Honor Appleton and Peter Newell.
Laughing Elephant is a publisher of books, gifts, and stationery, emphasizing graphic design, great illustration and childhood, friendship and idealism. Laughing Elephant draws upon one of the largest private collections of picture books and pictorial ephemera, to create reproductions of, and products inspired by, vintage images from the Victorian age through the retro sixties.