Leonard Leslie Brooke (1862-1940) was a British artist and writer. Brooke was born on Sept. 24, 1862, in Birkenhead, England. His skillful and witty illustrations in Andrew Lang's Nursery Rhyme Book (1897) established his reputation as a leading children's book illustrator of pen-andink line drawings and watercolors. His works include: Johnny Crow's Garden: A Picture Book (1903), The Golden Goose Book (1904), The Three Little Pigs (1904), Tom Thumb (1904), Johnny Crow's Party: Another Picture Book (1907), Ring O' Roses: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book (1922), Johnny Crow's New Garden (1935) and Little Bo-Peep (? ).