Synopses & Reviews
This hand-picked collection of classic nursery rhymes, all delicately and painstakingly illustrated by Salley Mavor, who is reknown for her incredibly detailed fabric and cloth scenes.
It took Mavor ten years to develop her own fabric relief technique to a level where she felt comfortable even considering illustrating a book. Now, Mavor embroiders and sews illustrations, each scene taking nearly a month to complete. In this book, Mavor renders a new and visionary nursery rhyme world with precision and intricacy for many a generation to treasure for years and years to come.
"Rarely have classic childhood verses been depicted with so much care and detail--and fabric. Loosely organizing the rhymes over the course of the day, starting with morning themes and closing with bedtime rhymes, Mavor creates a miniature world using wool felt, various stitching techniques, and found materials like acorn caps and seashells. Tiny ducks follow Jack and Jill's journey up and down the hill, while the rocking cradle in 'Hush-a-bye, baby' is a walnut shell. Mavor's intricate and colorfully embroidered work of art makes even the best-known childhood poems feel special and new again. Up to age 3. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Mavor's intricate and colorfully embroidered work of art makes even the best-known childhood poems feel special and new again."--Publishers Weekly
andquot;When teachers bemoan the lack of knowledge of nursery tales in their young students, press this special volume into their hands, but get one for home, too: every family deserves a fine collection of nursery rhymes, and this is one of the best.andquot;andmdash;The Horn Book,
andquot;On every page, embroidery, knotwork and beautifully dyed wool felt form backgrounds for the dozens of individual figures and buttons, beads, driftwood and stones. The design is sumptuous, and the smaller details enchant.andquot;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews andquot;Rarely have classic childhood verses been depicted with so much care and detailandmdash;and fabric....Mavor's intricate and colorfully embroidered work of art makes even the best-known childhood poems feel special and new again.andquot;andmdash;Publishers Weekly andquot;An unusual and charming addition to nursery-rhyme shelves.andquot;andmdash;School Library Journal
Mavor offers a fresh take on classic nursery rhymes with her signature style of fabric relief illustration in this intricately crafted collection. Full color.
About the Author
Salley Mavor has illustrated many picture books in her signature style. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.