Following the success of The Burgess Bird Book for Children, Thornton W. Burgess' fans clamored for more, thus prompting the author to produce The Burgess Animal Book for Children, a work similar to its predecessor. In this work the author instead turns his attention to the four-legged animals that populate the natural landscape of North America. Whimsically told through a conversation between Old Mother Nature and Peter Rabbit, characters that fans of Burgess' work will recognize from his other books, The Burgess Animal Book for Children is a delightful and educationally entertaining work of naturalism. Originally published in 1920, The Burgess Animal Book for Children included the beautiful illustrations of artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes, reproduced here in this edition in black and white, which readers will be familiar with from the earlier Burgess Bird Book. The Burgess Animal Book for Children is a beautiful work that will t only enchant readers of all ages but just may inspire the inner naturalist in all who are so lucky to read it.