Puppies and Kittens was the first book to be published in series 563 – the series written and conceived by Margaret Gagg. It is very much a picture book for baby – a book to engage for the youngest of children. There seems to have been quite a tradition of ‘puppy and kitten’ picture books at this period and earlier – and the illustrations here are decidedly of this type. They are off-the-scale cute – a perfect addition to the genre by artist H Woolley who only illustrated a few books for Ladybird but who had the gift of giving a soft, nostalgic tinge to his work.
In common with all the books in series 563, Puppies and Kittens was originally issued with a dustwrapper. For the earliest editions, you need to look out for those copies where the title is in white rather than black.
This matt copy is rather tired – but this book was created for use by the youngest children so it’s usually only found very battered and chewed. Here the spine, edges and back corners are well rubbed. Inside, the pages are a bit creased but quite reasonable. This copy dates from the 1960s and has an original price of 2/6 printed inside.
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