The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes

£15.00

Right from the endpapers that take us somewhere beyond our realm, we realise that The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes is an exceptional production.

Jackie Morris sought to create each verse she selected, traditional and less well-known, in word and image. Therefore, the pictures linger across the pages. For example we see ‘Tom, He Was a Piper’s Son‘ travel ‘To Market’. There is something dream-like, rich and ethereal in his journey. The inks and shapes Jackie Morris creates are lyrical and perfect.

Furthermore ‘Grey Goose‘ launches forth, seemingly from fairy tale/ nursery land right across the pages, ‘over the one- strange river’.

This is a book to gift, love, share, know, sing and treasure. It is an impeccable production, from the quality of its pages to every word and detail. We long to linger and imagine through its pages. The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes is a privilege to read, recommend and sell.

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The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes

(Otter-Barry)– hardback

The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes opens and concludes with endpapers of wonder and beauty. Thereafter, we begin our journey through classic nursery rhymes, familiar and less well known.  It seems that Jackie Morris has sought to create her selection ‘in word and image’. Therefore, the characters move across the page; just look at ‘There Was an Old Woman’ who floats in lapis lazuli blue inks, dream like…
Furthermore, there are occasions upon which we join other characters who watch the procession as in ‘Lavender’s Blue‘ which leads into ‘Lilies are White‘. Thereafter, we enjoy themed pages, such as the cat pages, which includes a less well known verse, ‘Pudding String’. That poem has a string flung across the double page, pulled by a cat Jackie Morris has imagined as her own cat, Max.
These nursery rhymes are meant to be sung, known, shared and loved. Therefore, the quality of the images and production is lush and beautiful. The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes should be gifted, loved, cherished, shared and kept. It is a most exceptionally lovely book.

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