Monday, March 5, 2012
Nursery Rhyme Time with Hickory Dickory Dock
The Mexican Flag
Now, I have noticed that different versions contain different tenses of the verb
I think the above version is correct, grammar-wise.
Wikipedia has a very good history of the rhyme.
'Hickety Dickety Dock' illustration by William Wallace Denslow from a
1901 Mother Goose collection.
It looks like the rhyme originally was said as:
'Hickere, Dickere Dock'
published in London in 1744.
close-up of William Denslow's illustration
A super scherensnitte pattern for a mouse,
taken from a Chinese Zodiac series.
vintage illustration found at
and another terrific How-to-draw from Dover Publications:
an adorable cupcake found at http://www.thecupcakeblog.com/
Why couldn't you also make that little mouse from clay?
What about making a 'clock' pincushion (felt would be easiest),
and make some hat pin toppers from shrinky dink plastic?
vintage Rand McNally book, found at http://www.michiganzone.blogspot.com/
This next is a very clever way to serve some party treats with a theme:
That's a peanut butter sandwich, with a hole cut out for a banana slice.
The mouse is made from a strawberry, with halved grape ears,
and little raisin eyes and nose!
I'm not sure what she used for the clock hands
or the mouse whiskers or tail.
you could try orange peels,
or chow mein noodles
or bread crusts....
found at http://www.sewcraftful.com/
Wouldn't it be fun for a nursery room to have several embroidered pillows,
each with a different nursery rhyme on it?
Sew deep ruffles for a girl's room, and knife point edges for a boy's.
You could, of course, be really energetic and make a baby quilt
with each block a different nursery rhyme.
Check out my past blogs for more nursery rhyme patterns,
and check out the links from where I have found them for many more!
illustrated by Mary Louise Spoor
and found at http://www.smallequals.bigcartel.com/