|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!