Monday, 21 November 2011

Book of the Week - Pussy and Puppy Nursery Rhymes illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone


I've always enjoyed the illustrations of Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone but usually associate them with fairy tales or children's prayers so finding this book of pussy and puppy nursery rhymes was a nice surprise.


A selection of well known and not so well known rhymes about cats and dogs published in 1972. These include pussy cat mole jumped over a coal, ding dong bell, Dame Trot and her cat, I had a little dog, hark hark the dogs do bark, Old Mother Hubbard and many more. 




Half the rhymes are about cats and kittens and the rest are about dogs of all kinds. Each and every page is beautifully illustrated in full colour.


A lovely book to add to a Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone collection. 

Pussy and Puppy Nursery Rhymes is now sold, thank you for your interest.

Update April 2014; we have compiled a list of books illustrated by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone here

10 comments:

  1. Very sweet illustrations! Thank you for stopping by my blog too! ~ Diane

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  2. barbaraannefisher21 November 2011 at 22:55

    Thank you, I'm glad you like them. Thanks for calling in.

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  3. Hi Barbara - I first found your blog looking for more information on Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone so its lovely to see another post on them. I'm also more familiar with the fairytale / nursery rhyme illustrations - these are gorgeous as they are so different - I just love the last picture.

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  4. barbaraannefisher22 November 2011 at 07:38

    Hello Sharon, the last picture is my favourite too, but I love them all.
    I've just found a copy of Dick Whittington published by Blackie in 1967 also illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone. I think I must be tuned into their style of illustration because their books seem to leap off the shelves or jump out of boxes now!

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  5. Megan@Storybook Love Affair22 November 2011 at 10:33

    Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for the One Lovely Book Blog award! I really appreciate it. Instead of following the rules completely I've done something a little different and have dedicated a post to your blog! You can check it out here: http://storybookloveaffair.blogspot.com/2011/11/in-pictures-vintage-storybook-covers.html
    Hope you enjoy it :)

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

    http://storybookloveaffair.blogspot.com

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  6. barbaraannefisher22 November 2011 at 18:40

    Hello Megan I enjoyed it very much, thank you.

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  7. I had this book when I was little! Your post brought back so many memories of reading it with my mom and grandmother. Thanks for sharing and bringing me down memory lane. :)

    ~Jess

    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  8. barbaraannefisher24 November 2011 at 08:14

    Hello Jess
    It’s lovely to find someone who remembers this from their childhood. I hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane!

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  9. Look at the sweet illustrations. Love 'em!

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  10. barbaraannefisher27 November 2011 at 15:49

    Glad you love 'em - I do too!

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Barbara xx

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