When Debie came down last weekend, she brought down her beautiful books, that were illustrated by Jean Baptiste Monge. (Top Picture). Now both Debie and I Love books with beautiful illustrations. I was telling her about mine and Mick's Nursery Rhyme Books. Now Mick has a Blue Cover on his and mine has a Pink Cover. Mine was called Dean's Gift Book Of Nursery Rhymes and we think Mick's was either this one, called Dean's New Gift Book Of Nursery Rhymes or Dean's Gift Book of Pussy And Puppy Nursery Rhymes. We still have them, but they are buried somewhere in a box!. I remember the illustrations in mine vividly, and was trying to explain what they looked like to Debie. Well a few days ago, I started a search on the Internet, to see if I could find them. There has been a reprint done, to include all the books in one hardback edition and is called Dean's Mother Goose Book Of Rhymes, which I found on Amazon. I found out that the book was printed by Dean & Son Ltd, London, but the illustrations were done by twin Sisters Janet & Anne Graham Johnstone. I bet a lot of these Rhymes, people don't know any more. As luck would have it, I spotted the one with the blue cover on EBAY, bid on it and won. Well it came this morning and I thought I'd share a few of the beautiful illustrations. I Love the Gossips of the Village and The Old Woman who lived under the hill. I could just imagine these in miniature... The one I have, has totally different Nursery Rhymes in it like, There was a Crooked Man and Hark, Hark, The Dogs do Bark. Hopefully, when I eventually get round to sorting all our stuff out, I'll come across our original ones..