The Graven Image Graphics

More Nursery Rhymes

Garden Rhymes

The Tale of La Befana

Parsley Sage

Nursery Rhymes

Lakeshore Banners

Other Illustrations

Nursery Rhymes are many children's earliest contact with literature. Origins of rhymes can be obscure, including lines from old drinking and novelty songs, doggerel, and references to historical events.

I have illustrated some very well-known rhymes and some rather more obscure. They include Molly and her sister arguing over the relative merits of coffee and tea; Little Miss Muffet; Mary, Mary quite contrary and her garden; the little girl from Pippin Hill; the black hen who lays eggs for gentlemen; Little Tommy Tucker's Dog; and the balloon that has flown to the moon.