Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Friday, January 4, 2013

Book 146: Pixieland Rhymes

Pixieland Rhymes, A Big-Time Wonder Book, illustrated by Rene Cloke, William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.  Preschool to Elementary.

I bought this book for myself and for the artwork.  The rhymes feel forced and dated -- I'm not sure that I will ever read them out loud.

The artwork, on the other hand, is stunning.  This book is full of stunning vintage (1930s) illustrations.  It is a great book for reference and I suspect that before long I will feel compelled to write new text to go with the absolutely gorgeous artwork.

1 comment:

  1. Just bought the same myself, from a wonderful bookseller in Collins St (I think) - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. I'm planning on reading it to my two little granddaughters (aged 3 and 5) who are both right in to fairies etc.