First published 1922
33 pages, 16 color illustrations
This second collection of rhymes from the creator of Peter Rabbit contains eight rhymes and charming illustrations.
The Rhymes: Cecily Parsley, Goosey Goosey Gander, This Pig, Pussy Cat, Three Blind Mice, Bow Wow Wow, The Garden, & Ninny Nanny Netticoat
The History Behind the Tale (Linder 251-253):
Like Appley Dapply, the rhymes in Cecily Parsley began long before the official publication. After Appley Dapply's popularity, Warne wanted a sequel. Due to Beatrix Potter's failing eyes, Cecily Parsley was a patched together affair using mostly old drawings.
My Thoughts: I wasn't as impressed with Cecily Parsley as I was with Appley Dapply. The rhymes are less original. I've heard most of them elsewhere (e.g., Three Blind Mice). My favorite rhyme was "The Garden."
Favorite Illustrations: Three Blind Mice (25), guinea pigs' garden (29 & 31)
I hope you've enjoyed my discussion of Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes. Next week, I'll explore The Tale of Ginger & Pickles and that will complete my Beatrix Potter Reading Project. Until next time, happy reading!