July 13, 2010

Counting book

1 is One
by Tasha Tudor

The delicate illustrations may be old-fashioned, but this is one of the few counting books that go up to twenty. The pages are bordered with intricate garlands of flowers, a Tudor trademark.

A short bio of Tasha Tudor:
Tasha Tudor believed that she was the reincarnation of a sea captain's wife who lived from 1800 to 1840. She tried to emulate this earlier life by living in the past. She raised her own farm animals, grew flax to turn into clothing, and reared 4 children in a home without electricity or running water. Her rustic and sentimental artwork is similar to that of Beatrix Potter and Kate Greenaway. Tudor is best known for her work on The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Tasha Tudor died in 2008. She was 92 years old.

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