Comments for Pocketful of Posies
Pocketful of Posies: 08/24/13
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Salley Mavor won the Horn picture book award in 2011. It's well deserving of the award, being the mostly uniquely styled nursery rhyme collection I've ever seen.
Salley Mavor sews miniature dolls, animals and other items to build the scenes for these nursery rhymes. The items used include naturally died wool, buttons, lace, beads, and sequence. The collection itself has poems and rhymes the author / illustrator remembers from her own childhood.
The rhymes are a good mixture of classics and lesser known ones. There's an index that is searchable by first lines. The wide range of selected poems combined with the outstanding and unique illustrative style make this book stand out.