Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Favorite books...

I thought I'd share with everyone one of my first books I received - Mother Goose Book of Rhymes, illustrated by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone, 1977 edition. I have no idea when it was originally published, or how old the illustrations actually are. (Note my name that I wrote on the cover when I was little.) I love the illustrations in this book - yes, they're a bit dated in some ways, but the colors and the style are still so beautiful. Some of the old men figures and weird animals are creepy, but there is a certain charm to them. This book is how I learned many of Mother Goose's nursery rhymes and is one of those books that I'll keep forever.


  1. Very cute Mother Goose illustrations Vita! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love these illustrations - especially the graceful athletic-looking cow! (Mine always look fat and lazy - LOL.) Thanks for posting these. (o:

  3. The little girl on the cover is wearing a jumper and blouse similar to one I had growing up--even her hairstyle looks very 70's. When illustrators use trendy fashion, it does seem to place the work in a time period. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing. We illustrators love retro!

    The Winken, Blinken, and Nod page is magical. I love your signature on the front cover!