G.H. Thompson (1853-1933) created, in his picture books, a world of humanized animals which stand high even in and era rich with such creations.
In his pictures, Thompson pictures bears, giraffes, lions, dogs, cats and more who all dress and act as humans, and mixed together, enjoy life enormously. We see them at picnics, boating excursions, sightseeing tours, parties and otherwise vigorously disporting themselves. His world is so convincing that the viewer is irresistibly drawn into the merriment.