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The Quadrupeds' Pic-Nic is an intriguing and whimsical book that effortlessly transports readers into a world where animals take the lead. Anonymous, the enigmatic author, masterfully crafts a delightful and heartwarming tale that will captivate both young and old readers alike.

From the very first page, the author's ability to create a vivid and imaginative world is undeniable. Set in a lush countryside, the story follows a group of charming and witty animals as they plan an extraordinary pic-nic. The attention to detail and the rich descriptions make it easy to visualize the picturesque landscapes, bustling with life and color.

One of the book's standout features is the cast of characters — a diverse group of animals that are given distinct personalities and voice. From the amiable bear to the mischievous monkey, each character brings a unique flavor to the story, keeping readers invested in their individual quirks and adventures.

Another commendable aspect of this book is its underlying moral lessons. As the animals navigate through obstacles and face unexpected challenges, readers are subtly taught the values of friendship, cooperation, and perseverance. Anonymous cleverly weaves these lessons into the narrative, seamlessly blending them with the exciting and humorous events that unfold during the picnic preparations.

Furthermore, the author's writing style is a testament to their mastery of language and storytelling. The prose flows effortlessly, painting a vivid picture in every scene. The pacing of the story is also well-balanced, ensuring that readers remain engaged from start to finish. Anonymous cleverly infuses moments of tension and excitement, making sure that the readers are on the edge of their seats throughout the animals' adventures.

If there is one minor drawback to this enchanting book, it would be the lack of a conclusive ending. While the story itself is thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable, the abrupt conclusion leaves readers longing for more. Nonetheless, this small flaw doesn't overshadow the overall quality and appeal of The Quadrupeds' Pic-Nic.

In conclusion, Anonymous has crafted a captivating and enchanting tale in The Quadrupeds' Pic-Nic. With its imaginative setting, endearing characters, valuable life lessons, and brilliant storytelling, this book is a delightful addition to any reader's collection. Whether you're a fan of animal stories or simply seeking a wholesome and uplifting read, this book is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.

First Page:



C. Whittingham, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.


The "Quadrupeds' Pic Nic" is a very humble imitation of Mrs. Dorset's "Peacock at Home." Even in my imitation I find I am not original. The Quadrupeds, it appears, have already had an "Elephants' Ball," and a "Lions' Masquerade."

F. B. C.


No doubt you have heard how the grasshoppers' feasts "Excited the spleen of the birds and the beasts;" How the peacock and turkey "flew into a passion," On finding that insects "pretended to fashion." Now, I often have thought it exceedingly hard, That nought should be said of the beasts by the bard; Who, by some strange neglect, has omitted to state That the quadrupeds gave a magnificent fête; So, out of sheer justice I take up my pen, To tell you the how, and the where, and the when.

The place which they chose was a wild chestnut ground, (And many such spots in the new world are found,) Where the evergreen oak and the cucumber trees Rear aloft their tall branches, and wave in the breeze; Where the hickory, cypress, and cabbage tree grow, And shade the sweet flowers that blossom below; And the creepers and vines form a beautiful sight, As they climb the tall shaft, and hang down from a height; Or they mix with the long pendant moss which is found Growing high on the branches, yet touching the ground: From amidst the dark foliage the mocking birds sing, Or mimic the hum of the honey bees' wing, As they whirl round a flower enjoying the feast, So unsparingly spread for bird, insect, or beast... Continue reading book >>

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