How to tell the Birds from the Flowers
How to tell the Birds from the Flowers
How to tell the Birds from the Flowers
How to tell the Birds from the Flowers
How to tell the Birds from the Flowers
How to tell the Birds from the Flowers

How to tell the Birds from the Flowers

Regular price $78.00

A rare edition of this wonderfully absurd book, originally published in 1907. 

The best books are ones that satisfy both the children and the adults. Paul Elder published a number of innovative children’s books, but perhaps the most delightful is How To Tell the Birds From the Flowers by Robert Williams Wood, which appeared in 1907.

There is no traditional typesetting in the book; everything was drawn and lettered by Wood. Each page contains drawings of a bird (for example, the catbird) and a flower (the catnip), plus an amusing poem on how to distinguish them. It’s a perfect bedtime storybook.

The California quail is said
To have a tail upon his head,
While contrary-wise we style the Kale,
A cabbage head upon a tail.
It is not hard to tell the two,
The Quail commences with a queue.