A period piece which will -- to be honest- appeal more to adults than to the children for which undoubtedly it was first intended. It is a rebus book, and where the rhymes are universally familiar, the identification of picture with word or syllable will be almost automatic. But some of the versions are unfamiliar and some virtually unknown. Furthersome, terminology is so definitely British that again an American child would stumble an hesitate. The value lies largely in the folk material context.