A Second Ladybird Book of Nursery Rhymes, 1966


A SecondLadybird Book of Nursery Rhymes, 1966.  This book, illustrated by Frank Hampson, was the second book in the set of 3 Nursery Rhymes books published in the 1960s.   It includes the rhymes Mary Had a Little  Lamb, Doctor Foster and the very scary Goosey, Goosey Gander.

The rhymes are traditional so these books are all about Frank Hampson’s wild, pretty disconcerting images.  The books appeal and alarm in equal measure – with odd perspectives, bright colours and odd juxta-positioning of the every-day and fantasy.

This copy:

It’s hard to find any of these 3 Nursery Rhyme books in good condition – they were usually read to bits or given to the youngest of children.  This copy is frankly scruffy on the outside and pretty scruffy inside with a big grubby mark on the preliminary pages.  There are other small marks throughout the book – but it still works as a decent reading copy to share with a child or reminisce over.  It has matt boards and dates from the early 1980s.

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Weight 0.11 kg