2 NOVEMBER 1907, Page 9

The Little Folk's Favourite Album. By S. H. Hamer. (Cassell

and Co. 3s. 6d.)—Here we certainly get very good money's- worth. There are forty-eight coloured illustrations, mostly of excellent quality, the natural history pictures being perhaps the best. And the letterpress is satisfactory. One or two of the pictures seem to have missed their way, so to speak. The first little tale, for instance, has a quite appropriate illustration, children who are playing at pirates, 'starting off in a boat ; but -where does "The Pirates' Prize," a quite serious scene on board a real pirate-ship, come in? And who is the very pretty "Elsie" whom we see a little further on ? The pages are not numbered, and there is no index of subjects or list of illustrations. Among the artists are some names of repute which, we should think, it would have been well to set forth.