cover image The Oxford Nursery Treasury

The Oxford Nursery Treasury

Ian Beck. Oxford University Press, USA, $19.95 (92pp) ISBN 978-0-19-278164-2

Another collection with nursery rhymes, as well as songs, lullabies, fairy tales, stories and poems, is Ian Beck's The Oxford Nursery Treasury. With ""Pease Porridge Hot,"" ""The Princess and the Pea,"" ""The Brave Old Duke of York"" and ""Chicken Licken,"" to name a few, there is something for everyone. Beck's glorious cross-hatch illustrations are so carefully planned that they look almost like fabric quilts. ( Apr.)