The Bog Baby
Two little girls go walking in bluebell wood and rescue a Bog Baby. They make the small creature a beautiful home in a bucket, tickle him and feed him cake crumbs.
Despite the girls' care and attention, the Bog Baby gets sick, so they confide in their mother, who isn't cross as they had feared, but tells them they must let their Bog Baby go back to the wild. Although they want to keep him, such is their love for him that they set him free.
The illustrations in this book are exquisite - the small, blue Bog Baby is particularly appealing. This is a picture book to treasure.