As many of my friends know, I am a big fan of Lois Lenski. My son, Elliott, loved the Mr. Small books when he was little — something about the simple stories and simplistic (but adorable) illustrations is just so appealing. Of course, one of the reasons I like her drawings is because they can be easily adapted for embroidery. I love all of her books, but some of my favorites are the early publications from the 1920s.
This is a small hardcover book (5″ x 7″) with two or three nursery rhymes on one page and an illustration of the first rhyme on the facing page. Although the book begins with two colored illustrations, all of the rest of the illustrated pages have a color picture alternating with a black outline picture. I am uploading them in order over several posts because there are over 60 pictures and they all need to be cleaned up due to page discoloration.
Jolly Rhymes of Mother Goose
Platt & Munk, 1922
Lois Lenski, Illustrator