Mary Kendal Lee
illustrator of Nicholas Thomas, The Naughty Kitten
characteristic examples
The tales are a mild but faintly repellant display of minor malfeasance followed by heavy handed parental discipline. The picture convey an interesting atmosphere if a little stifled in an English gentility. Mary Kendal Lee draws well if a little monotonously in smiles and wide eyes. The colour system is very attractive, characteristic of the fifties books in their matte paper. Professional and well presented as it is, the book does show what an achievement was Bestall's Rupert .