Playtime Palace (Wells Gardner, Darton, and Co., is.), with its
simply told stories, large type, and attractive pictures, with now and than an obvious moral, is excellently suited to the quite young readers for whom it is intended.—With this may be mentioned The Merry Tales of the Wise Men of Gotham, by F. J. Harvey Darton, Illustrated by Gordon Browne (same publishers, 3s. 6d.)—We have something of a new departure in Old Friends with New Faces, by Susan, Countess of Malmesbury (Longmaus and Co., 3s. 6d. net). This contains between twenty and thirty nursery-rhymes, translated into French and set to music, which, we should say, is adapted to the French version.