Thursday, August 6, 2015

It's Raining Said John Twaining

It's Raining Said John Twaining ~ N. M. Bodecker ~ Atheneum, 1973

Danish nursery rhymes translated and illustrated by the author of the forgotten favorite Miss Jaster's Garden. So happy I stumbled across his look in the library. I love the thin lines and intense colors, so elegant and specific.

"It's raining," said John Twaining. 
"Keep me dry!" said John Rye. 
"No I will not," said John Willmot. 
"You must go!" said John Slow. 
"Go where?" said John Square. 
"To Jack Crowning," said John Browning. 
"What for?" said John Sore. 
"Buy some coats!" said John Oats. 
"How many?" said John Penny. 
"Ten should do," said John Drew. 
"Want to bet?" said John Wett.

Guinea pigs and queens. Miss Price and her mice. Trout with applesauce. This book has it all.

On a green, green hill 
I saw two rabbits come. 
One he was a piper; 
the other played a drum, on a green, green hill in the morning.

Also by: 
Miss Jaster's Garden


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Hazel Terry said...

Love those birds towering over the little boy.

Linda said...

Wonderful post! You have a lovely blog!

sandy lu said...

Ten more like this, said betty bliss!
So sweet.

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Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous book! I love vintage children's books and have done several posts on them myself. Thanks for sharing; I'm enjoying scrolling through your blog. :)

Fix Your Skin said...

A well-constructed and interesting book review. Your write-up looks amazing and can't wait to start this book. Thanks!

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