T.S. Eliot's book of letters and poems to children 'Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats' published in 1939. The original illustrations were done by Eliot himself, but this 1982 edition is done by famed illustrator Edward Gorey.
My Favorite Children's Books | Cynthia Voigt
purple hair - I like the braid also
"Crackers Annual 1938", via bearalley.blogspot.co.uk
1923''MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY TALES'', Illustrated by Charles Folkard