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Title:
Denslow's picture book treasury
Author:
Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915.
Uniform Title:
Picture book treasury
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Arcade Pub., [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
72 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Six classic nursery rhymes, published as books in the early part of the century, are presented in one volume with commentary by Michael Hearn.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781559700719
Format :
Book

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Central Library PZ8.3.D434 PI 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
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Six classic nursery rhymes, published as books in the early part of the century, are presented in one volume with commentary by Michael Hearn.


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School Library Journal Review

PreS Up-- Five familiar nursery rhymes and the song ``The Animal Fair'' are pictured with charm and verve by Denslow (1856-1915), illustrator of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. According to Michael Patrick Hearn's authoritative introduction, Denslow is truly the father of the American picture book, having produced works of high aesthetic quality. All of the elements of the large, handsome format--from the prancing pig endpapers to the balanced yet dynamic page layouts, to the broad, clear typeface--exude vitality and humor. Dressed in turn-of-the-century overalls, sailor suits, pinafores, sunbonnets, etc., the short, chubby children are winsome but not sentimentalized, and the beasts and birds are amusingly expressive. The palette of glowing oranges, golds, and browns, accented by moss greens, teals, and charcoal greys, enhances the exuberance of the human and animal figures as they frisk across the pages. Although it contains only a few nursery rhymes, the book is valuable for its historical significance and its crisp, jolly illustrations, still fresh and appealing although almost a century old. --Patricia Pearl, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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