Welcome news that all of Water de la Mare's poems for children have been put into one volume:- Crossings, Poems for Children, Bells and Grass, This Year: Next Year, Peacock Pie, Down- Adown-Derry. Stuff and Nonsense and A Child's Day. A careful culling will yield a goodly number of light, gay verses, humorous fancies and a number of worth-while longer poems. There's wide variety of subjects,- nature, city and country, soldiers, sailors, far countries, the sea, animals, fairies, witches, narrative poems, and bits of history. De la Mare is uneven, as his most ardent admirers will acknowledge, but he has established himself firmly in the tradition of poetry children should know, and this edition with generous illustrations in line, good clear type, good binding, will prove a favorite with schools and libraries.