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The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
by Jackie Morris (Goodreads Author)
With over 40 traditional nursery rhymes, personally chosen by the illustrator and laid out in color-drenched double spreads. This is a beautiful, painterly collection of rhymes that has the makings of a classic. The pictures contain lots of detail to pore over, with strong decorative elements and a fine sense of color and design. The perfect book to share, not only with a ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
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As children quite often the first poems or songs we hear are nursery rhymes, and we remember them. They become very much a part of our lives. Whether or not we later share them with our children they have not been forgotten. British artist Jackie Morris has collected some 40 nursery rhymes, some quite familiar, others not well known, and illustrated each with richly glorious paintings.
It was a joy for this reader to discover rhymes hitherto unknown to me, such as Grey Goose, I Had A Little Nut ...more
This is a beautiful collection of nursery rhymes. There is a nice mix of familiar ones, and others that are rarely seen, and even one or two that I had never seen before. The arrangement of the rhymes is nice with rhymes following a theme together. The art is just beautiful!
Jan 11, 2012 Shanshad Whelan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Oh what a treat! I've always loved nursery rhymes. When I was younger I had a huge book full of newsprint quality paper that had lavish line drawings and every nursery rhyme I could imagine. I read it until it fell apart. Since then I check out collections regularly. But so many of them are run of the mill rhymes, with none of the more obscure rhymes included. And most of the artwork is either sweetly bland, painfully cute or just awkward. The baby's lap book, a title I do enjoy reading to my ki ...more
Jackie Morris lives in a small house on the Welsh coast. She wanted to be an artist from the earliest she could remember. After studying art at Hereford and Bath Academy she went on to illustrate for magazines and newspapers. She began her first book for children the week after her first child, Thomas was born and has gone on to illustrate and write many books.More about Jackie Morris...