This is an illustration from a book published by Platt & Munk called
"Folk Tales Children Love" edited by Watty Piper.
This story is the classic City Mouse and Country Mouse.
It is a shame that the illustrator is not named.
Does anyone know who drew this?
These mice look like rats to me.....
These, of course,are illustrations by the incomparable Richard Scarry for the same story.
I would love a house in a tree, wouldn't you?
I ought to do a post just on illustrations of houses in trees that have fascinated me since childhood.
I am impatiently waiting for spring, which is taking a long time to show up.
Fairy tales help to lift my sagging winter spirits. :-)