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A pocket full of posies

Author: Roy Gerrard; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Presents an illustrated collection of traditional nursery rhymes.
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Genre/Form: Nursery rhymes
Toy and movable books
Children's poetry
Juvenile works
Poetry
Specimens
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Gerrard; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
ISBN: 0374360324 9780374360320
OCLC Number: 23689667
Notes: Roy Gerrard is an author and illustrator who charmed children with his bouncy rhymes and thumb-shaped characters acting out their adventures -- and misadventures -- in sumptuous period settings. Mr. Gerrard published a dozen picture books, easily identifiable by his trademark, small, intricate watercolors that he himself defined as ''remorselessly whimsical.'' The characters were all roly-poly and flattened on top, drawn with minimalist attention to detail. The accompanying texts came in a suitably droll, jaunty verse style tinged with satire and representing, again by his own description, ''deathless doggerel.'' His intended audience were grade school children and kindergarteners, even children of preschool age. A schoolteacher, Mr. Gerrard had turned to drawing and painting in 1972 after a rock-climbing accident left him immobilized for months. His fables were set in the Middle Ages and in Victorian and Edwardian England, as well as the American West and ancient Egypt. ''Sir Francis Drake: His Daring Deeds'' (1988) told the story of the English explorer and destroyer of the Spanish Armada, while ''Wagons West!'' (1996) took his young readers along the Oregon Trail.
Watercolor illus. by Roy Gerrard.
Consists of 1 pop-up section on folded pages.
Description: 22 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 16 cm
Responsibility: Roy Gerrard.

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Presents an illustrated collection of traditional nursery rhymes.

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