I first had this book as a child in the seventies and was stunned by Aldridge's artwork alone. Even today, it stands head and shoulders above many pieces of artwork. Plomely's words summon up the essence of long, hot innocent summers of the past, plus been a source of imagery and inspiration in my own field of arts and crafts.
So get your gladrags on and follow the crowd - Miss Money-Spider, Harold the Herald et al. The Buttefly Ball is not to be missed :-)