Look closely at that image. The same drawing is reproduced inside, without the strong color:
And, what about those tiny children on that smaller book?
And, the ones on the tiny-tiny book they are holding? I was fascinated, thinking about how far this series might go...
I savored the pictures in this book as my mother read the accompanying verses. Here's a page with special meaning for me:
|Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands...|
|Sandy with tambourine, July 29, 2017|
Who knew that I would later (decades later) become a drummer, and in my 70's play tambourine, too! For instance, I just played with twelve other musicians at a "Free as You Want To Be" festival in Greenfield, MA; we definitely made a joyful noise.
Back to the book...
I want to share a few other images. Here's a very calm, quiet one from the front of the book:
Note the bunnies hidden along the bottom border. Throughout the book there are details like this to discover if you look carefully.
As a child I especially liked the way some pictures "escaped" beyond the picture frame. A good example is the schoolyard scene:
|Note the boys hanging on the picture frame!|
Last month I mentioned this book in a blog entry (see previous post below). It introduced me, at a very young age, to endearing images of children – white, Black, Asian – playing happily together. Our town of Danvers lacked such diversity in my childhood. This book provided a valuable view of a more inclusive world.