A Child's Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson ~ Ruth Ruhman
Western Publishing, 1964
Time has seriously slipped away today, so I'll have to keep it short. On that note, I wanted to quickly mention the awesome site Flashlight Worthy Books (the book lists there are always insightful and fun), and though you longtime readers have heard most of it before, head on over for a list of ten out-of-print children's books I think are worth overpaying for.
Next, I'm gonna keep it small and sweet in honor of today's book. Really, who doesn't love tiny books? Rand McNally Elf Books. Golden Nature Guides. And of course, Whitman's Tell-A-Tale Books. In the later group, this little ditty happens to be a 60s stand out. I love any version of the verses, but here, the sentiment is especially sweet and pocketsized.
TO ANY READER
As, from the house, your mother sees
You playing round the garden trees,
So you may see, if you will look
Through the windows of this book,
Another child, far, far away,
And in another garden play.
Love, love, love these poems in any incarnation. The best of the best of the best.
A Child's Garden of Verses - Duvoisin edition
A Child's Garden of Verses - Wildsmith edition