Monday, 30 June 2008

Nursery Wrongs 2

Some of you may remember that a while back I produced a mini-book of nursery rhymes with a modern twist - warning against the "evils" of the modern world in the same way as the traditional rhymes were often cautionary tales set around events of their day. (See it here).

I have now produced a 2nd volume, 7 more adapted poems with a sting in their tail (or tale for that matter!). I hope you like them, click on an image to see a larger version. :o)

EDIT: I want to take a second to address the comment made by Phree regarding this book. Thanks for your comment Phree :) I haven't presented these rhymes in my introduction as being funny, though if people are entertained by them, I am happy about that. I describe them as having "a sting in their tale", and certainly they were written from a cynical viewpoint, and were intended to have a core of truth to them. I think perhaps "satirical" might best describe them. Dictionary.com describes satire as "the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc. " - I think that pretty much sums up what I was hoping to achieve with both these and the first collection.
Dan x

44 comments :

Joy said...

You are Amazing! Love it! love it! love it! I remember your first little book of 'altered' nursey rhymes. Dont know how you do it - the words and images are just delicious!!! wish I had a fraction of your talent Dan xx

AngelaC said...

These are wonderful Dan - fabulous stamping and the 'rhymes' made me laugh out loud!

valerie said...

good fun made me chuckle

Joy said...

Hi Dan I'm back again meant to say OI have tagged you! Please see my blog xx

Jo said...

Dan, where do you come up with these!

Fantastic rhymes, and the picture pages are fab!

Julie Corfield said...

Very amusing!! Great work.

Gail said...

Absolutely fantastic, made me smile and laugh. You are totally amazing with your ideas and designs and work. Well done Dan!!!!

Yorkshire Tea Jenny said...

Totally brilliant Dan!! Love them!
Still smiling...

Andrea said...

these are just brilliant and how you come up with such fabby ideas is just amazing, love everyone especially the little miss muffet, look forward to more talented creations Dan x

elliemook said...

Wow, this is so amazing. People are looking at me now because I've been giggling at your fab rhymes x

Phree said...

Amazing work, but I found it to be more a sad testament to the state of society today - there is far to much harsh truth in this for me to find it funny. Never the less thank you for sharing it.

stephanie said...

very very clever

Linda Elbourne said...

These are absolutely amazing - even better than the first ones IMHO. I love the way you have illustrated them and I love the modern twist to the tale. In fact I loved the wrongs so much I made John come up and listen while I read them out and he thinks they are very clever too XXX

Jay said...

That is fantastic, you should get it published.

Charlol said...

Fantastic nursery Rhymes, like you say perfect satire! Very jealous of your ability to invent the new from the old.

whoopidoo said...

Hit the nail on the head - especially the burglar one! Very, very good and I love the illustrations :)

Cleo Crafts said...

really brilliant - have you been in touch with any publishers???

misteejay said...

Brill book Dan - you have hit the nail on the head with these - you are so clever. Love the piccies.

Toni :o)

Hels said...

Brilliant - and as the proud keeper of the first book of Nursery Wrongs, I can tell you peeps that those piccies won;t be doing the fab artwork justice. Excellent Dan....and if you pop over to Ink on my Fingers, there is a special award waitin for you xx

Phree said...

I don't want to leave any confusion behind. Dan, I think you understood my first comment perfectly. Satire was the word I was searching for in my brain and could not find when I wrote the comment. I love your book, I think this is a very gutsy piece of work - well done for publishing it. I wish more could see it and perhaps be moved to try to make our world a better place, one that does not inspire this kind of satire.

Jo said...

this is just amazing, very, very clever rhymes in a vary gorgeous book

jo xx

Bagpuss said...

You really are so clever! I love these are they are so funny and sooo true as well which is frightening really!

unhappy camper said...

That was both a totally amazing piece of craftwork and a very clever and very accurate piece of social commentary which I totally loved. If you ever decide to try and market these to the bookshops, put me down for one!

alcoholinky said...

what an ace book. you are so clever with colour and the rhymes are hilarious (but with a sting!)

kathj said...

wow

Char said...

This book is a hoot.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Superb...and so true.

zack said...

Amazing work Dan your satire is bang on and the art is fantastic!

Angelnorth said...

Fab combination of biting words and images Dan, love this!

Linda said...

Utterly brilliant Dan - I wish I could buy a copy!
Linda V x

simplyparticular said...

Really great - love the art and the creativity of the tales. You really should get an agent :)

Claireabelle said...

Fan-bloomin-tastic!

Angie C said...

Wow Dan, the artwork is amazing and your rhymes are great :-)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Gave me a good laugh they are brilliant!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Fantastic poems very true ,Linda sent me over to see! well worth a visit your blog is .Thanks for sharing.
from sesga xx

Faye said...

Book two is even better than book one! What talent.

Jaqi said...

FANTASTIC DAN, ARE THEY FOR SALE? I WOULD LOVE TO BUY A COPY IF ITS POSSIBLE THEY ARE GREAT, JAQI

mum-on-the-run said...

Great rhymes, love them all. Your stamping is just amazing!!

Dreamer said...

This is great. Love the nursery rhymes. Keep them coming

Stacey said...

I love this - really clever and definitely publishable - do it!!

Lesley said...

Awesome.Love the craft work but the ryhmes are fantastic.

mrsspook said...

Wondeful artwork yet again Dan and as for the words, what can I say but you've hit the nail on the head.
Well done again
June x

CazJN said...

Such a brilliant little book both for it's artwork and satire! What a very talented man you are.
When's the next one?

seedlings mum said...

lol lol that is amazing!!! I love it!

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