These are beautiful, Space. The little girl clapping in the corner at the birds is perfect. Thanks so much! Are they from the same artist?
Glad you like them Yeah, they're from Jiri Trnka, who was a very famous Czech painter, illustrator and puppeteer. The one with the girl is actually an illustration of a fairy-tale in verse about a girl called Kvetuska (Flower?). I've just found out I've already sort of forgotten what it was about, but the girl was very sweet and well-loved by all animals in the forest where she lived, and I think she either had an evil step-mother or she was very, very poor, but anyway it happened that she froze in the winter, but when the spring came, she awakened again thanks to the love of the animals and nature. The story is actually pretty sad, but I loved it when I was little ; Especially thanks to the illustrations.
Her head hung down
Gazed at earth, finally keen,
As the rabbit at the stoat,
Till the earth was sky,
Sky that was green,
And brown clouds passed
Like chestnut leaves along the ground.