by Geraldine Clyne

Mary’s Lamb and There was an Old Woman

This post is by Mom.

Decades ago, when I purchased these two stand-up nursery rhyme pop-ups, they were already old. The copyright says 1953. Geraldine Clyne was the illustrator and I love the old- fashioned fifties look. What I also find so appealing , is the way the titles are part of the total style. The outlined yellow and red letters of “Mary’s Lamb” go so well with the rest of the illustration. And, “There was an old Woman.” done in script, and partially outlined, completes that composition. There is a history of these moveable books by several writers and illustrators from New York- here and here.


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