Rhymes for Sleepy People

The scholars Iona and Peter Opie credit a young woman named Sarah Catherine Martin for introducing the idea of  nursery rhymes as printed literature. In 1805, she put together an illustrated booklet called The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and her Dog. Adults and children have been enjoying the genre ever since.

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2 comments on “Rhymes for Sleepy People

  1. Exquisite, Jo! Such delicious detail, gorgeous texture. I particularly love the illustration of Wee Willie Winkie; I’ve never seen the magic infused in this nursery rhyme before and now I’ll never hear it the same way again.

    I’ll be thinking of other rhymes for sleepy people all day: It’s raining, it’s pouring . . .”
    xoxo JJ

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