Sunday, 19 June 2011

East End Art

As reluctant as I am to make this blog a description of my day to day activities, a family trip to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, East London allows me to make a connection between one of the children's books in my stock and a exhibit at the museum.

This photo shows a tiny part of a large painting of children's playground rhymes which hangs at one of the staircases at the museum.  It's by Dan Jones, an East End artist.  The book cover below is by his mother Pearl Binder.  It's called "Misha Learns English", an early Puffin Picture Book for children, published in 1942.  Both have a lovely folkish style which I like immensely.

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