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Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Hardcover – Sep 27 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (Sept. 27 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618737405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618737406
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 26.7 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #223,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When teachers bemoan the lack of knowledge of nursery tales in their young students, press this special volume into their hands, but get one for home, too: every family deserves a fine collection of nursery rhymes, and this is one of the best."- The Horn Book, starred review

"On every page, embroidery, knotwork and beautifully dyed wool felt form backgrounds for the dozens of individual figures and buttons, beads, driftwood and stones. The design is sumptuous, and the smaller details enchant."- Kirkus Reviews

"Rarely have classic childhood verses been depicted with so much care and detail-and fabric… .Mavor's intricate and colorfully embroidered work of art makes even the best-known childhood poems feel special and new again."- Publishers Weekly

"An unusual and charming addition to nursery-rhyme shelves."- School Library Journal


About the Author

Salley Mavor has illustrated many picture books in her signature style. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

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Gorgeous book If you love to sew, this is a must for your library!
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HASH(0xa211f834) out of 5 stars A must have for every young child Oct. 20 2010
By J.Prather - Published on
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I think every young child should have his or her own collection of nursery rhymes, and if you are searching for one for your child, stop looking and buy this one. All the classics are here, carefully indexed in the back. There are over 60, ranging from Baa Baa Black Sheep to Wee Willie Winkie. They are artfully arranged and accompanied by some of the most unique and beautiful illustrations you will ever see. Every character, plant, animal and accessory is handcrafted, giving the illustrations a fascinating texture and dimension. Dolls made of fabric are often wearing acorn caps, flower petal skirts and small hand sewn pj's and sweaters. Buttons adorn sofas, and small doilies portray snowflakes!
The creativity and imagination on display all but guarantee that this will be a book your child can return to again and again to not only learn these classic rhymes but marvel at the intricate photos. A HUGE recommend.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa211f888) out of 5 stars Beautiful Sept. 28 2010
By Julia Janzen - Published on
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Our 4 year old daughter's favorite things are books. We probably have 1000's of children's books tucked throughout our house. This is the first Salley Mavor book we've bought and I have to say I couldn't be more pleased. It is the most beautiful book we own and to know that Salley actually crafted all of the little scenes for the Rhymes makes it that much more special. It's a magical thing to see somebody use their god given gift. This book is just pure inspiration for creativity.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa211fcc0) out of 5 stars Adorable! March 28 2011
By Ana Braga-Henebry - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The entire book was stitched and photographed, and it is one delightful page after another! Enjoy the amazon page as it offers many inside views plus a lot of interesting photos on the making of the book, posted by the author!
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HASH(0xa212109c) out of 5 stars Nursery Rhymes Nov. 30 2010
By Catherine W. Hughes - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This collection of classic nursery rhyme verse, with lush felted illustrations, will capture the heart and minds of young children ages 2-5. From exploring old classics, to hearing a rhyme with a new verse, this is a collection not to be missed. If you are looking for nursery rhymes, this is your new picture book text.
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HASH(0xa2121180) out of 5 stars Very nice but... Oct. 16 2012
By Monica M. - Published on
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I went all over amazon searching for a rhyme book that contained the most popular ones and was visually nice. This one, for me was the best because despite mother goose collection gets a lot of attention in my opinion they got too many unknown or unfamiliar rhymes to me... so i decided to go with this one. Honestly I got dazzled by this one because of the textures and stuff, great artist! I thought and I fell in love with it thinking my baby could touch it and all that, also price looked so nice for such a piece of art! But don't get fooled my friends, the book is not textured! They just show how they make the illustrations, but then they take the pictures and the books is just plain couche (bright) paper and all you get is that. May be I was dumb to believe it was going to come with all that in it, and the price was too good to be truth if it actually included that feature... so that is why it looses one star. Despite this fact (I must say I was a little dissappointed when i got it) the illustrations are beautiful and the rhymes as well. I think they should warn about the book not being textured or may be they said it and i didn't read it?