29 JULY 1899, Page 21

The Political Struwwelpeter. By Harold Begbie. Illustrated by F. Carruthers

Gould. (Grant Richards. 3s. 6d.)—This is an amusing adaptation of the well-known nursery rhymes to purposes of political satire. The pictures are, however, better than the verses, which are a little commonplace. Perhaps the best, both for pictures and letterpress, are "The Story of the Wicked Wags " and " The Story of the Duke and the Bunny- gorst." "The Story of Little Johnny Head-in-air" of course refers to Mr. Morley.