Bought this at a book sale for next to nothing -isn't it gorgeous? This copy was published in 1958. I like the 'Little Girl with a Curl' poem - reminds me of my daughters. :) And the picture from 'Pease Porridge Hot' reminds me of the 2 of them playing together. The pictures by the iconic Eloise Wilkin, who illustrated 47 Golden Books and was called 'the soul of Little Golden Books'. She often used her children and grandchildren and their friends as models for her pictures. Wilkin was a devout Christian who often illustrated religious picture books or compilations of prayers.