Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting and it was illustrated by R. Caldecott in 1882. Randolph Caldecott was a British artist and illustrator. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honor. He focused his artistic abilities mainly in book illustrations. Caldecott greatly influenced illustration of children’s books during the nineteenth century. Two books illustrated by him, priced at a shilling each, were published every Christmas for eight years. When Randolph’s “Picture Books” were first published, no dates of publication were included. It therefore requires some detective work to deduce the publication date of early editions. Fortunately this book has the date it was published, 1882, hand written on the 3rd page.