20 DECEMBER 1930, Page 29

As Mr. J. IL Dowd says on the wrapper of

his new hook, " My passion is movement, anything alive," and his drawings of children living and doing in this new book Important People (Country Life, 15s.), must have given him terrific pleasure, as they will surely give every lucky possessor of this book. He has a wonderfully direct and sure touch with his pencil. Miss Brenda B. Spender writes an intro- duction and also short pen sketches about children.