Watch out! A little boy comes rushing down a hill, through busy streets, a pasture, a tennis yard and a meadow — before finally coming to rest, safely in a haystack. Peter Newell’s’s own hilarious, topsy-turvy illustrations fill the pages of the classic “The Slant Book”, which was one of the earliest ‘picture books’. This first edition from 1910 is guaranteed to still entertain both young and old.
Peter Newell (1862–1924) was an American artist, author and illustrator of children’s books. Creating his own picture books, such as “The Hole Book” and “The Slant Book”, he also illustrated first editions of books by authors such as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, John Kendrick Bangs, and Lewis Carroll.