"Ruth Newton's Mother Goose" features full page, full color illustrations of adorable children matched with popular nursery rhymes. This large size, soft, linen-like book was published by Whitman Publishing Company and copyrighted 1943.
Each page has brightly colored illustrations for a matching rhyme on each of the ten pages as well as the back cover.
Rhymes including: Rub-a-dub-dub Little Tommy Tucker One Tow Buckle My Shoe Bobby Shaftoe Pussy Cat, pussy cat Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone Where Are You Going My Pretty Maid To Market, To Market Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son There Was A Little Girl
Ruth Newton was an artist during the early part of the century through the 1970s. She produced greeting cards and advertisements before beginning her career as a children's book illustrator. During the 1920s, the Whitman Publishing Company offered Newton a contract to illustrate children’s books. Over the next twenty years, she illustrated over 40 titles for Whitman, including The Night Before Christmas, Mother Goose, Kittens and Puppies, and Peter Rabbit.
This vintage kids book measures approximately 13 inches by 9 1/2 inches and is in very good condition. The colors are bright and the pages clean. There is a small 1/2 inch tear on the right side of the front cover. There is some very minor scuffing along the book's edges.
A perfect baby shower gift or book for any nursery decor.
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