I’ve never seen a cross stitch book like this before.  It’s the same size as a typical Whitman soft wrap children’s book from the period (9 1/2″ x 13″), and I think it might have been published simply as a Mother Goose picture book, albeit with unusual illustrations.  Of course, you could also use it as a cross stitch design book.

Counted cross stitch was something I enjoyed doing in the 80s, but haven’t done for a long time.  I do love Mother Goose, though, and these are so cute, I’m tempted to stitch a few of the smaller designs on some of my little girl dresses.