John and Mary Abroad. By Grace James. (Frederick Muller, 5s.) Friends of John and Mary will be delighted to meet them again in this account of their new adventures. This time the attractive brother and sister seek fresh woods and pastures new; they travel through Italy, Switzerland, France, and Germany; and even penetrate to China; accompanied by their mother and that mysterious person called Push.
The book is pleasant and readable, but the dialogue rather flat and lacking in sparkle.
The line drawings by Mary Gardiner are charming, being very clear and expressive. D. A.
Mr. Fuzzy and His Friends : A Dog Story. By Agnes Blundell. (Burns, Oates and Washbourne, Ltd., 35. 6d.) Mr. Fuzzy, the hero of this attractively written dog-story, will go to the heart of every young dog-lover. The account of the Cairn terrier's life and adventures, from his babyhood in the kennels to his advent in the home of the Glyn family and his various adventures while they were all caravanning in North Wales, is convincingly written. Although " Mr. Fuzzy " is the central hero, the children-Margaret Glyn and Michael Blake-gambol as merrily across the Welsh mountains as he does, and are equally as attractive.
Eileen Loughran, in a few very delightful drawings, has caught the atmosphere of the children and the Li great out-doors."