Who published in English the first children’s book? General Knowledge for Class 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Examinations

Who published in English the first children’s book (Other than school-books)?

The first CHILDREN’S BOOK published in English (other than school-books) was A Booke in Englyssh Metre, of the great Marchante Man called Dives Pragmaticus, very preaty for Children to reade, printed by Alexander Lacy, London, 1563. A small quarto of eight pages, it contains a series of rhymes, chiefly about the traders or shopkeepers who were invited to purchase stocks from Dives’s extensive range of wares:

Dripping pans, pot hooks, old cats and kits;

And preaty fine dogs, without fleas or nits.

Axes for butchers, and fine glass for wives:

Medicines for rats to shorten their lives.

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