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ID
e67
Title
"It's in the Bag."
Genre
Book Review
Page Count
3
Word Count
2400
Publisher
New Statesman and Nation
Publication Year
1938
Document Types
Full-text Online

As in an earlier review of books for children, Bates begins: "These books have been reviewed not only by me but, where possible, by my three children: i.e., two girls aged 6-1/2 and 5, and a small boy of 18 months, whose major interests in life at present are the broken works of a grandfather clock, a musical doll and as much to eat as possible, and to whom books, in so far as they mean anything at all, are objects to be scribbled on with coloured chalk or to be torn up. To the girls, on the other hand, books are already a passion and these thirty books, which for three weeks have been scattered over floors, beds, chairs, tables and anywhere else where children could pick them up or lay them down, have been pretty well exhaustively handled by them." In The New Statesman and Nation (December 10, 1938, p. 988, 990, 992).

Babar at Home, by Jean De Brunhoff The Forest Pool, by Laura Adams Armer Mr Heinie, by M. A. and A. S. Beistle Niki Takes a Holiday, by R. Worley and Roberts Johnson Perri, by Felix Salten Mr Jones of the London Zoo, by Marguerite Buller Buffo and Petro, by Alison B. Alessios and Theresa Kabal Mumfie's Magic Box, by Katharine Tozer Little Elephant comes to Town, by Doris Estcourt Christmas at the Four Paws Club, by Abbie Phillips Heyo, Brer Rabbit!, by Enid Blyton Creatures Great and Small, by Theodora Horton Bennie Black Lamb, by Cicely Englefield Twin Kids, by Inez Hogan Hedgehog's Holiday, by Geoffrey Ford The Stage-Struck Seal, by James Hull Plain Jane, by Mary Colville Sambo and Susan, by Katharine Harrison Wallace Bramshill, by Joan Penelope Cope First Friends, by William the Great The Fireman, The Baker, The Engine Driver, by M. C. Carey and Nora Lavrin The Magic Train,My Book about Trains, by John Anderson The Little Sailing Boat, by Lois Lensky Larky Legends, by Norman Hunter Rudkin, by Yvonne Wingfield King ABC & 123,Our Old Nursery Rhymes


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