Mother Goose Remembers Hc W Cd
- Number of Pages: 64
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Artist Clare Beaton takes a fresh seem in the topsy-turvy world of Mother Goose in this exquisite treasury of traditional rhymes. As they listen to favorites such as Humpty Dumpty and Three Blind Mice, youngsters are also invited to hunt for Mother Goose s feathers, a single particular of which is carefully sewn into the art that accompanies each rhyme. By the final page, they will have collected just enough tiny feathers to fill a bedtime pillow. Thoughtfully compiled, and illustrated with collages that bring together many antique fabrics, this is a truly nostalgic Mother Goose treasury that can most likely be lovingly handed down for many generations.
Cackle, cackle Mother Goose, Have you any feathers loose? For over three centuries, Mother Goose has delighted youngsters with nonsense rhymes, cautionary tales, and singsong verses. Here are quills, take a single or two And down to create a bed for you. Truly have I, pretty fellow, Half adequate to fill a pillow. Onto each scene floats a single stitched feather for young readers to discover, providing a fun challenge as they"fill"a goose-down pillow for bedtime. Selecting several of her own childhood favorites, Beaton illustrates them with her hand-sewn designs, using antique fabrics, felt, beads, braids, lace, buttons, and bric-a-brac. The downy illustrations seem to leap out in the reader, who will want to touch the paper just to be sure it's not actually made of fabric and gewgaws. The title of each rhyme is sewn onto the soft-colored background in big, loose stitches, evoking bygone days when a child's education included embroidery and recitations. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter With the many renderings of Mother Goose which have appeared over the years, it's hard to imagine a strikingly original version. The outcome might be a truly charming treasury of poignantly old-fashioned portrayals of"The Queen of Hearts,"" To Market, to Market,"" Polly Put the Kettle On,"" Little Jack Horner,"and heaps more. Yet with Mother Goose Remembers, Clare Beaton strides into totally new territory.
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