I went out to a few of my favorite antiques and collectibles shops in Ct. over the weekend (avoiding anything resembling a mall), and what luck! Another Ruth E. Newton book jumped out at me. This one is from her 1943 Mother Goose rendition, published by Whitman.
What I really like about her work (aside from the cute-but-not-too-cloying look) is her use of color. A great combo of natural tones, but hopped up a bit in saturation. Love it. This picture illustrates the lesser known Mother Goose rhyme, “I love little pussy…”.
Hmm, I can’t imagine why THAT one isn’t heard more often these days (snicker)!