Actually, this rhyme is specifically from Mother Goose and Friends, as selected and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. Now, I love Ruth Sanderson. I bid on her snowflake during the Robert’s Snow auction. I didn’t get it, but oh, I wanted it so much. Her illustrations are so detailed and lovely, and Mother Goose rhymes are the perfect fit for her artwork. My inner girly-girl was tickled pink with the use of fairies throughout this title even when fairies weren’t required like “Ring Around the Rosies” with dainty, beautiful fairy girls circling a small rose bush. Ahhh. These are some of the prettiest illustrations I have ever seen.Pit, Pat, Well-A-Day
Pit, pat, well-a-day,
Little robin flew away.
Where can little robin be?
Gone into the cherry tree.
But. I was very disappointed that she didn’t choose to include more children of color in this book. There are a few little Miss Muffet and the boy in “The Elf-Man” but there could have been and should have been more. I know that there’s that old-fashioned, old England feel to the book that you don’t want to spoil, but still some shades of brown seemed sorely needed.
Today’s Poetry Friday round-up is over at Wild Rose Reader.