Kritters of the Kitchen Kingdom 1922 Antique ~ Food ~ Humor ~ Crafts Handicrafts ~ Children's


Title: Kritters of the Kitchen Kingdom and How to make them

Author: Aunt Jo and Uncle George [George Adams Woods]
Illustrator: Paul Brown

Description: First Edition (same date on title and copyright page). Illustrated paper boards with a red cloth spine. Boards show some wear along edges and corners. Previous owners' names in pencil on front paste-down and ffep. Pages show some soiling; one page has a 2 cm. closed tear to its bottom edge. 39 pp. 9.75 x 7.75 inches.

Quirky animals and people made out of fruit and vegetables. These illustrations are accompanied by short, humorous poems as well as line illustrations (by Paul Brown), providing some additional context.

Examples include an Italian organ-grinder monkey made out of a red pepper, a corn-on-the-cobb suffragette, a mean octopus from a parsnip, a red-banana rat, and a politically-incorrect eggplant mammy.

Contents: The Chef, Old Mister Rat, Little Piggie Wiggie, Peppo da Monk, The Bread and Butter-Fish, Our Pony, The Militant Corn-Elia Cobb, Old Doctor Sheldrake, Old O-bad-diah Octopus, Sir Christopher Cucumber, Farmer Cy and Our Caterpillar, The Bully Bull-Frog, The Lonesome Chick, The Army Mule, The Porcu-Pine-Apple, Mandy.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Place: Boston
Year: 1922

Keywords: antique, children's, illustrated, picture book, humorous, food, gastronomy, handicrafts, Kritterkraft,

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