Pocketful of Posies by Salley Mavor
A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

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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.


About Salley Mavor

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Salley Mavor has illustrated many picture books in her signature style. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Published September 27, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 72 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mavor has chosen 64 rhymes that combine the familiar (Peter Piper and his peppers, Mary and her lamb, Old Mother Hubbard), the not so familiar (“I eat my peas with honey” and Wee Willie Winkie) and the truly obscure (“Go to bed first, / a golden purse;

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Image: Houghton Mifflin One of the most delightful parts of children’s books is the artwork.

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A Patchwork of Books

In my childhood I learned and memorized many nursery rhyme melodies and there's no doubt in my mind that this early exposure to nursery rhymes helped accelerate my reading and rhyming skills.

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