Rollicking Rhymes – Mother Goose News

Instructional Fair

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I had a full color children’s book project from Instructional Fair this month. This was one of two ‘full color’ titles that I worked on for this client in ’99 (the other being ‘Imagine That’ finished later in the year). This one was entitled ‘Mother Goose News’ and the first part of the book (the lead story) was about Goldilocks and the Three Bears (all done as two page spreads), and the second half was taken up with various short rhymes about other nursery characters (Red Riding Hood, Three Pigs, etc), and each occupied a single page. The whole book was tied together by a ‘newscast theme’ and the beginning and end of the book featured the ‘mother goose narrator and her “film crew”.

In the past, I’ve only shared a few sample illustrations from the book, but I am going back and sharing each book in its entirety for the first time since publication (updating this in 2018).

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Time & Money Reprint Batch One

Instructional Fair

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Records are a little spotty for this assignment, but I can only assume that this was a batch of illustrations meant to supplement an existing book that I had worked on back in 1998, and was being reprinted (I had done several of the “Time and Money” titles the previous year for various grades). This batch was a set of 16 illustrations, and later in the month I had another group of about 45 illustrations for a similar project. This is the first time since publication that I have shared these illustrations (writing this in 2018).