Friday, 15 April 2011

A new book

 Well it's new to me but is from the 1970's. I found this book in the charty shop  for 50p and it's worth so much more as it is full of really sweet illustrations by Joan Walsh Anglund. I hadn't heard of Joan before but after a bit of "Googling" found that she has illustrated many childrens book and that vintage copies are becoming quite collectable. To read more about Joan follow this link


Nicola said...

Those illustrations really are sweet. Strangely enough, Mr CB and I were talking only the other day about nursery rhymes, saying how sinister some of the old ones are. Remember Goosey, Goosey Gander? The last lines are:
'There I met an old man who wouldn't say his prayers, so I took him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs'.
Nice! x

ric-rac said...

I know and some make no sense and others, I gather, have political implications. Weird what we sing to our babies. Sx

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