27 APRIL 1901, Page 50

Beauty and the Beast Picture Book. Illustrated by Walter Crane.

(John Lane. 4s. 6d.)—We are glad to welcome this new edition of our old friend "Beauty and the Beast," "The Frog Prince." and "The Hind in the Wood." In these pictures Mr. Crane's fancy and his sense of colour and decoration are wellrepre- seated, and they lend an additional charm even to such stories as the inimitable "Frog Prince." What could be more delight- ful than the picture of the royal dinner-table, with the frog eating out of the Princess's plate, much to the amusement of the company, but to the disgust of the young lady ?