Art Seiden ~ Grosset & Dunlap, 1959
First off, I wanted to mentioned that when I went to read one of my favorite blogs this morning, Kickcan & Conkers, she mentioned another blogger named Hazel Terry and when I clicked over to her site, I instantly fell in love. I know I must have visited it before, but today, one of many reasons for my instant infatuation is the fact that she owns an original edition of the Ted Hughes book, Nessie The Mannerless Monster... oh my god oh my god oh my god. So full of awesome in so many ways. The Gerald Rose illustrations are flipping gangbusters! See more of it on her flickr site and follow her blog, please. I can't wait to see what else she has up her sleeve. And if she's old hat to you Internet savvies out there, just know that sometimes I know I'm asleep at the blog wheel, so forgive me.
That said, today I'll share a tasty treat of nursery rhymes... perfect for the baby or emerging reader and illustrated by the tremendous Art Seiden.
Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Fly away, Jack! Fly away, Jill!
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill.
That ditty, in particular, will always hold a dear place in my heart as it was the first rhyme my son learned in kindergarten. Not to mention this book has cracking great bird pictures.
I don't think you ever grow too old for nursery rhymes, so despite its board book appearance, I'll be keeping this one around until the boy cries enough!
Ahhhh. If they could just stay little...
Tooters, Tweeters, Strings and Beaters
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