Follow the adventures of Jackie Jinks, his cousin Cricket, Paws the cat, Rags the dog, and more of their friends in this fun collection of 20 tales. Delightful Stories for Children is an ideal book for young readers just beginning to read chapter books; it is easy enough for your child to read independently, but it is also great for reading aloud. Each of the book's chapters is a stand-alone episode, which is perfect for reading a story or two at bedtime. Many of these episodes illustrate various well-known adages, making these tidbits of wisdom accessible to even the smallest youngster. Some of these include: "Birds of a feather flock together" (pg. 17) "Sweets to the sweet" (pg. 37) "A friend in need is a friend indeed" (pg. 50) "Love me, love my dog" (pg. 80)... and more! This book brings a rascally, loveable gang of kids and their pets to life for an engaging 135 pages, with full-color vintage paintings and black-and-white illustrations. Its sturdy hardcover features a cute vintage design, making it an attractive addition to any children's library. Originally published in 1920, this vibrant reproduction ensures that these stories will live on to delight yet another generation of children.