Title in the Little Naturalist Picture Book series. Illustrated by Chris G. Temple. There is no publication date stated but the "school prize" inscription to front pastedown endpaper is dated Christmas 1916 and so the date of publication can be determined as 1916 or before. Unpaginated.
Quarter-bound with red cloth binding to spine and paper-covered boards with colour pictorial front cover.
There is edge wear to covers with board material exposed in places, particularly at corners, bowing to covers along top and bottom edges, light soiling to rear cover; "school prize" inscription dated Christmas 1916 to front pastedown endpaper, owner inscriptions to front free endpaper, open tears to edge of front pastedown endpaper, crease to front free endpaper, crease and 10cm closed tear to half-title/frontispiece page, which is starting to detach along with title page, cracking between title page and frontispiece, occasional cracking elsewhere, smaller closed tears to last page; stain to fore edge of twelve consecutive leaves, crayon markings to text on title pages, occasional foxing/soiling internally, all pages remain intact and text and pictures remain clear throughout.