There's just no denying that the English have the edge on the most noted nursery books of all time, and certainly a few of my favorites. Peter Rabbit, Wind in the Willows, Pooh Corner-- British, British, and yet again, British. I've mentioned Jill Barklem and her Brambly Hedge books here before, and Brian & Cynthia Paterson's Foxwood Tales, but I wonder if you know the Oakapple Wood Stories by the wonderful illustrator Jenny Partridge. I have only four of her books done in the eighties, now out-of-print. The book jackets and pages are in color, but I wanted just the prints for this post. The illustrations are full of the delightful detail British artists are known for. . . .
The end pages are wonderfully drawn too!
Spring is the perfect time to appreciate these fanciful picture books with their simple enchanting stories. (Child optional.) Nothing could be more cottagey!
Marching on. . . .
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