I found this book for $2 at McKays and I really like having it around.The illustrations are beautiful!The poems leave a little something to be desired, but the book itself is also very nice - silver gilt edged pages and a fabulous slightly padded hardcover really make this a wonderful coffee table book.I am keeping it handy for that magical day when I actually have time to get some embroidery done.
My favorite image from this book is the Thistle fairie.This particular fairie has a wonderful play sword made from a thistle leaf.
The only poem that really struck me as memorable was The Song of the Blackberry Fairy:
"...I'll tear your dress, and cling, and tease,
And scratch your hands and arms and knees.
I'll stain your fingers and your face,
And then I'll laugh at your disgrace..."