O is for Owl

owlLittle Robert considered for a moment, and then said, “Surely it is an owl which has frightened me so; and perhaps I have got his bed in this hollow tree. No wonder therefore that he stares at me with his little twinkling eyes, and fills the wood with his hooting.”

The text is from Little Robert and the Owl, by Mrs. Sherwood (1834.) Click here to read the book online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2015

N is for Night Light

nightlightAnd they had splendid games together, in whispers, when Nana had gone away to her supper and left the night-light burning on the mantelpiece. And when the Boy dropped off to sleep, the Rabbit would snuggle down close under his little warm chin and dream…

The text is from The Velveteen Rabbit: or, How Toys Become Real, by Margery Williams (1922.) Click here to read the book online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2015