Tasseltip and the Boozle.
By Sarah Cotton. Illustrated by Earnest Aris & Roy Smith.
Ladybird Books, London, 1975.
I mean … really? Is this someone’s joke, or did no one put even a second’s thought into this?
I very often feel a pang of sympathy for the children who had to read Improving Literature. But although this book is intended to be jolly and not at all Improving, I still feel sorry for the little blighters who got to read it. It’s ghastly. Badly written, unimaginative, and the illustrations are slapdash to the point of being almost disturbing in places.
On the other hand: you might like to check out the other titles in the series.