The Cat and the Fiddle A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Jackie Morris

The Cat and the Fiddle A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

Written by Jackie Morris
Illustrated by Jackie Morris

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With over forty traditional nursery rhymes, personally chosen by the illustrator and laid out in colour-drenched double spreads, this is a beautiful collection of rhymes that has the makings of a classic. The pictures contain lots of detail to pore over, with strong decorative elements and a fine sense of colour and design. The perfect book to share, not only with a baby, but with the whole family.


The Cat and the Fiddle A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Jackie Morris

Included are familiar favourites such as: Hickory Dickory Dock, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Lavender's Blue, Ride a Cock Horse, Pop Goes the Weasel, To market, To market. And then there are some unusual rhymes to discover, such as Jumping Joan, Gray Goose and Gander, and Hark, Hark, the Dogs Do Bark.

Author Jackie Morris made the video below to answer one of the questions she is commonly asked as an author/illustrator. In it she talks about The Cat and the Fiddle:


Far more than just another nursery rhyme book, this sumptuous volume is one to pore over, cherish, and return to again and again. There is much to discover in the arresting pictures, and I anticipate this lovely book will become a classroom essential. - Bookseller

About the Author

Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Mariana and the Merchild; The Snow Leopard; Can You See a Little Bear?; The Snow Whale; Lord of the Forest; as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes; The Ice Bear. She has also written and illustrated a critically acclaimed novel for older children, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 1


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2011




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