Favorite Nursery Rhymes From Mother Goose
- Number of Pages: 100
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
From nonsense to lessons learned, these 45 rhymes incorporate the very appropriately known (Itsy Bitsy Spider) and also the somewhat familiar (Hickety, Pickety, My Black Hen ). Jack (Be Nimble) is a leaping cricket and Yankee Doodle a fun-loving chipmunk on a fullsize horse. But other paintings are surprises, like an anthropomorphic baking bear, a pelican sea captain, and Peter Piper as a pug on two legs. Scott Gustafson's unique style, influenced by legendary book illustrators Arthur Rackham and N. C. Wyeth, makes this a volume to become treasured by youngsters and illustrated-book lovers of all ages. Welcome to a planet where"There Was a Crooked Man"is not about a hunchbacked senior but rather a madcap, double-jointed dandy who may be"crooked"in much more methods than one. Nursery rhymes are classic, and so are many the artist's interpretations. The truly fantastic photographs speak over a thousand words as artist Scott Gustafson riffs in paint on themes present and imagined in each verse.
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