Friday, June 8, 2012

MARIGOLD GARDEN/ by Kate Greenaway

MARIGOLD GARDEN by Kate Greenaway and published 1885 is fairly standard turn of the century children's poetry the various activities of childhood with enchanting, idealized, romantic Victorian illustrations. I especially enjoyed the stuffy, strict, boring Grandmamma featured in a number of the poems.  She was definitely not the cool G-ma of today!  Very funny.
Modern kids will not understand the old terms and phrases like "new frocks", tea in the garden", "parasol", "cowslip" and "gay" (as in happy), so read it to your babies or to a cool G-ma like I did, and enjoy.
Bonnie R
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