The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes (Hardback)Jackie Morris (author)
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The renowned illustrator of The Lost Words and The Lost Spells delivers a sumptuous collection of nursery rhymes, both famous and little-known, accompanied by a series of breathtaking watercolour illustrations.
A wonderfully illustrated and sumptuous collection of nursery rhymes for all ages, including many favourite rhymes as well as some that will be a delightful discovery. Originally published as The Cat and the Fiddle in 2011, this edition includes a new introduction by Jackie Morris - a spirited defence of the nursery rhyme, which she fears is in danger of being forgotten in a digital world.
The beautiful and detailed watercolour paintings combine with over 40 rhymes to make this a unique treasury and lifetime possession for children and adults of all ages.
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 300 x 220 mm
"The entire book has a dream-like, timeless quality to it thanks to the exquisite watercolour paintings that grace every spread."* Red Reading Hub *
"Beautiful, lyrical, imaginative...Opening this book was like opening a treasure chest, full of beauty and wonderful things."-- Dolphin Book blog
"A feast for the eyes and soul...Full of sumptuous illustrations."-- Books Go Walkabout
"Utterly beautiful."-- Jo Bowers, Associate Dean, Cardiff Metropolitan University
"Simple, yet magical and mysterious nursery rhymes are among the treasures of the English language. The loving detail of Jackie Morris's superb watercolour paintings opens them up for children to revel in their humour and timeless enchantment...Morris's introduction is a spirited defence of their necessity and vitality in a digital world."* Achuka Book of the Day *
"Jackie Morris' beautiful and mystical images complement the rhymes perfectly. This book is rich in colour, imagery and imagination."* Juno *
"An incredible collection of Nursery Rhymes that have an important message behind their stunning existence, and that is to promote them to the latest generation of parents and children alike."-- Samantha Thomas, school librarian and FCBG committee member
"Kudos to the publisher, Otter-Barry, who have not held back on the production values. You see this real love for books in the superb front and end papers that look for all the world like something from a hand-illustrated Book of Days. Just fabulous."* Letterpress Project *
"A sumptuous collection of nursery rhymes, both famous and little-known, accompanied by a series of breathtaking illustrations."-- Waterstones Best Children's Gift Books
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