From the acclaimed illustrator of The Lost Words, a personal selection of over 40 traditional nursery rhymes, superbly illustrated in watercolour

A wonderfully illustrated and sumptuous collection of nursery rhymes for all ages, including many favourite rhymes as well as some that will be a delightful discovery. Originally published as The Cat and the Fiddle in 2011, this edition includes a new introduction by Jackie Morris - a spirited defence of the nursery rhyme, which she fears is in danger of being forgotten in a digital world.

The beautiful and detailed watercolour paintings combine with over 40 rhymes to make this a unique treasury and lifetime possession for children and adults of all ages.


Jackie Morris's fame has risen to new heights with the the immense success of The Lost Words. An author as well as an artist (Mrs Noah's Garden, illustrated by James Mayhew, will be published in May 2020), she still owns a well-thumbed and well-loved collection of nursery rhymes from her own childhood, and is a strong believer in their value for extending children's sense of wonder and pleasure in words. Jackie Morris lives in Pembrokeshire. She has a wide following on social media: see

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