My Brimful Book: Mother Goose Rhymes

My Brimful Book: An All-New Collection of All-Time Favorites, illustrated by Tasha Tudor, Margot Austin, and Wesley Dennis.  Platt & Munk Co., 1960.

As promised, I have more photos from My Brimful Book today!


A week ago, I showed you Part One of the book, "Favorite Poems of Childhood," illustrated by Tasha Tudor.  Part Two is "Mother Goose Rhymes," illustrated by Margot Austin.  According to Wikipedia, Platt & Munk first published Margot Austin's "Mother Goose Rhymes" in 1940. Apparently, Margot Austin was a rather prolific writer and illustrator, working for Jack & Jill magazine, in addition to writing and illustrating books.  I tried to find some more of her books via the library, but the only one available is A Friend for Growl Bear, and it's a later edition, with new illustrations by someone else.  Sigh.
















I think her illustrations are very sweet and old-fashioned.  I wish I could have checked out some more of her books.  Her most popular works had to do with a character called Gabriel Churchkitten, which was adapted into a cartoon by Famous Studios, in 1944.  I did find the cartoon on YouTube.  Enjoy!


One more section to go!  I'll have Part Three next week.  You can see Part One here.


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  1. Oh how I ENVY you this darling beauty!!!! Just the charmingest.

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  2. My thoughts exactly, sweet and old-fashioned! This part of the book is very very cute too!

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    1. And this section was easier to photograph, because of the brighter colors. The book is too big for my scanner, plus I would have been afraid of damaging it. ;)

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