Physical description

A large hardcover children's book with a coloured picture on the front cover of two boys and a girl preparing a toy yacht to sail on a pond in a park. The title Children's friend is in large white lettering at the top and the illustrator Van Jones is at the bottom. The green cloth spine has just the title printed in black lettering on the side. The stories and poems are by different authors, and some non fiction or information articles are at the back. A child has coloured many pictures with coloured pencils throughout. tanning, loose pages and foxing is seen. Coloured plates and black and white illustrations are noted. On the front endpapers are stampings of trains, buildings, a lighthouse and man.

Publication type



A large children's book of assorted stories, poems and facts written by different authors.