"The Children's Garden of Versus", 2016

"The Children's Garden of Versus", 2016

When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillow at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay
To keep me happy all the day.

And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills;

And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.

(Text from A Little Golden Book's  A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Collage images via La Guardia, A Child's Garden of Verses illustrated by Eloise Wilkin, and My Home illustrated by ROFry )


"Nurse Nancy and the Paratroopers", 2016.

"Nurse Nancy and the Paratroopers", 2016.

"The damp cloth was nice and cool against the burning sting.  Soon the hurt had stopped.

"How do you feel now?" Nancy asked.

"Much better," said Tom, and he tried to smile.  But when he looked at the ugly cut, he could not quite manage a smile."

(Text by Kathryn Jackson, from Nurse Nancy, A Golden Book originally published in 1952.  Illustration by Corinne Malvern.)

"Babysitting", 2016

"Babysitting", 2016

"Our Last Hope", 2016

"Our Last Hope", 2016

"The Coast", 2016

"The Coast", 2016

"Ariel's Bad-Boy Phase", 2016.

"Ariel's Bad-Boy Phase", 2016.

"One day Triton learned about Ariel's trips to the surface.  The sea king grew very angry.  He asked his friend Sebastien the crab to keep an eye on Ariel."

 {Collage images taken from Vanity Fair and Disney's "The Little Mermaid".  Text from Disney's "The Little Mermaid", 1999.}

"Big Brother's Revenge", 2016.

"Big Brother's Revenge", 2016.

"The Dreamers", 2017.

"The Dreamers", 2017.

"Now the beach seemed to be full of people.

"My baby, my baby!" screamed a woman, scooping up her child."

(Images via La Guardia and Little Sister, illustrated by Eugenie.  Text via A Little Golden Book, Little Sister by Kathleen N. Daly, 1986.)