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In Memoriam: Wendy Watson

Wendy Watson was a third generation author and artist. Her grandparents, Ernest W. Watson and Eva Auld Watson, were painters and pioneer color block printers.  Ernest was also founder and editor of the magazine American Artist, co-founder of Watson-Guptill Publications, and co-founder of one of the first summer art schools, the Berkshire Summer School of Art. Wendy’s father, Aldren A. Watson, is an author, and also the illustrator of more than 175 books, including many children’s books written by Wendy’s mother, Nancy Dingman Watson.

Wendy received her primary education and early art training from her parents. She later studied painting and drawing with Jerry Farnsworth, Helen Sawyer, and Daniel Greene, and received a BA in Latin Literature from Bryn Mawr College.

Wendy was the author-illustrator of twenty-one books for children, and the illustrator of over sixty books for other authors. Her books have received many awards and honors, including: The National Book Award, nominee; The Koret Jewish Book Award; The Sydney Taylor Honor Book Award; Best Books of the Year, The New York Times; Best Books of the Year, American Library Association; Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal; Best Books of the Year, Publishers WeeklyKirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice; Notable Children’s Books, American Library Association; Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, National Science Teachers Association/Children’s Book Council; Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller’s Association; and Notable Children’s Books in the Field of Social Studies, Children’s Book Council.

Wendy’s artwork was exhibited widely, and included in numerous national and international shows, including: “The Biennial of Illustration,” Bratislava, Yugoslavia; “The Original Art,” The Society of Illustrators, New York; and “The Annual Exhibition of American Illustration,” The Society of Illustrators, New York. She was one of 106 artists represented in the exhibition and book “Myth, Magic, and Mystery: One Hundred Years of American Children’s Book Illustration.” Wendy’s work is part of numerous private and institutional collections.

Wendy was also a member of the Author’s Guild, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and The Society of Illustrators. She lived in Phoenix, Arizona, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She passed away in February 2018 and will be held dear in the hearts of many friends and relatives.

Here are Wendy Watson’s published works:

 

Bedtime Bunnies
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Clarion Books, 2010
ISBN 9780547223124

It’s always somebody’s bedtime, somewhere in the world. In this book it’s bedtime for five little rabbits. They come in from outdoors, have a snack, brush their teeth, take a bath, put on nightclothes, and listen to a story before being tucked in for the night. Outside, we see snowflakes falling. In the bunnies’ home, all is warmth and coziness and playfulness and love. Four words per spread narrate the evening routine, and delightfully soft and spirited illustrations take readers into the bunnies’ world. Young children who have this book as a bedtime companion are lucky indeed, especially if their own getting-ready-for-bed rituals are as familiar and tender as those of the five bunnies.

 

Spuds
written by Karen Hesse

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Scholastic Press, 2008
ISBN 9780439879934

Ma’s been working so hard, she doesn’t have much left over. So her three kids decide to do some work on their own. In the dark of night, they steal into their rich neighbor’s potato fields in hopes of collecting the strays that have been left to rot. They dig flat-bellied in the dirt, hiding from passing cars, and drag a sack of spuds through the frost back home. But in the light, the sad truth is revealed: their bag is full of stones! Ma is upset when she sees what they’ve done, and makes them set things right. But in a surprise twist, they learned they have helped the farmer….

 

The Cats in Krasinski Square
written by Karen Hesse
illustrated by Wendy Watson
Scholastic Press, 2004
ISBN 9780439435406 

In luminous free verse, Hesse’s latest picture book tells a powerful story of a young Jewish girl who, together with her older sister, ingeniously fights the Nazi occupation of Warsaw. After escaping from the Jewish ghetto, the girl avoids detection…. She finds joy in playing with the city’s abandoned cats, who show her holes in the ghetto wall, which the girl’s older sister and their resistance friends will use to pass supplies shipped by train to Warsaw. The Gestapo learns of the scheme, and soldiers wait at the train station with dogs. Luckily, the cats inspire a solution; they distract the dogs and protect the supplies. It’s an empowering story about the bravery and impact of young people, and Hesse’s clear, spare poetry, from the girl’s viewpoint, refers to the hardships suffered without didacticism. In bold, black lines and washes of smoky gray and ochre, Watson’s arresting images echo the pared-down language as well as the hope that shines like the glints of sunlight on Krasinski Square. An author’s note references the true events and heartbreaking history that inspired this stirring, expertly crafted story.

 

Father Fox’s Christmas Rhymes
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003
ISBN 9780374375768

A cozy collection of holiday verse.

Who is that knocking at the door?
It’s old Father Fox with surprises galore!
Licorice & lollipops, lemons & limes
A bundle of toys & a bag full of rhymes . . .

Over thirty years ago, Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes became an instant classic and was a National Book Award Finalist. Now Father Fox returns with new rhymes especially for yuletide that conjure up the excitement and mystery of the season: playing in the snow, making hot apple cider, hiding presents—all at the warm and loving home of the Fox family.

The verses feel like classic children’s rhymes, and rich paintings capture all the cheer and beauty of Christmastime.

 

Rabbit Moon
written by Patricia Hubbell

illustrations by Wendy Watson
Marshall Cavendish, 2002
ISBN 9780761451037

Consider Rabbit snowmen in February! Can you imagine Rabbit pipers in March?! An engaging collection of poems for preschoolers and early readers, this unique almanac celebrates the holidays and good times enjoyed by young Rabbits and children alike. From Rabbit Leaders Day to Rabbit Thanksgiving, from Rabbit fireworks in July to Rabbit trick-or-treat in October, all the special days of the year are here. And, as Big-Rabbit-in-the-Moon looks on, all are enjoyed. Adding to the fun are playful illustrations (rendered in acrylics and India ink) of Rabbits here, Rabbits there, Rabbits everywhere!

 

Holly’s Christmas Eve
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
HarperCollins, 2002
ISBN 9780688176525

On Christmas Eve, Holly is ready to join the other ornaments in celebration. But disaster strikes when naughty Bad Cat bats the tree’s branches: Holly loses her wooden arm! Cloth Bear and Tin Horse rush to help her find it, meeting danger and becoming good friends along the way.

Wendy Watson’s paintings glow with excitement as the trio hurries to get home safely before Santa arrives.

This heartwarming story, filled with adventure, is perfect for reading aloud by the light of your own tree at Christmastime.

 

Is My Friend at Home?: Pueblo Fireside Tales
written by John Bierhorst

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001
ISBN 9780374335502

Here are seven interconnected stories about making and keeping friends, jewel-like tales originally told to the youngest listeners at Native American firesides in the Hopi country of northern Arizona. In John Bierhorst’s authentic re-creation of a Pueblo storytelling session, readers and listeners will find out how Coyote got his short ears, why Mouse walks softly, and how Bee learned to fly.

Snake, Mole, Badger, Beetle, and Dove also have roles clever and foolish, friendly and not so friendly, and all are depicted with humor and finesse by illustrator Wendy Watson.

 

Love’s a Sweet
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Viking Penguin, 1998
ISBN 9780670834532

Animals of every sort quarrel and kiss, laugh and lullaby their way through the pleasures and pitfalls of everyday love in this new collection of short rhymes written and illustrated by sisters Clyde and Wendy Watson. Each of Clyde’s “pennyrhymes” is illustrated with funny, often tender scenes featuring Wendy’s fuzzy farm animals. Love’s A Sweet is the perfect book for children to share with moms, dads, brothers, sisters, and especially with grandma and grandpa!

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Du Store Verden (orig. Norwegian ed.)
written by Katherine Paterson et al.
illustrated by Wendy Watson
J.W. Cappelens Forlag a-s, 1995

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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
edited and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1994
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An illustrated version of the folk song in which a fox travels many miles to get dinner for his wife and ten cubs.

 

The Big Book for Our Planet
edited by Ann Durrell, Jean Craighead George, and Katherine Paterson
illustrated by Wendy Watson
Dutton Children’s Books, 1993
ISBN 9780525451198

More than forty acclaimed children’s book authors and illustrators join together to create an anthology—whose proceeds will benefit environmental organizations—of stories, poems, essays, and pictures that celebrate Earth and call attention to environmental destruction.

 

Happy Easter Day!
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Clarion Books, 1993
ISBN 9780395536292

A family prepares for a traditional American Easter by making hot cross buns, getting new clothes, and decorating eggs. On the holiday, they hunt for baskets, go to church, have dinner, and play games. Songs and poems are interspersed throughout the text.

 

Boo! It’s Halloween
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Clarion Books, 1992
ISBN 9780395536285

A family gets ready for Halloween by preparing costumes, making goodies for the school party, and carving jack-o’-lanterns. Halloween jokes and rhymes are interspersed throughout the text.

 

Hurray for the Fourth of July
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Clarion Books, 1992
ISBN 9780618040360 (Sandpiper ed., 2000)

In a small Vermont town a family celebrates the Fourth of July by attending a parade, having a picnic, and watching fireworks.

 

Thanksgiving at Our House
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Clarion Books, 1991
ISBN 9780395699447 (Sandpiper ed., 1994)

A spirited collection of traditional rhymes woven into an original story.

 

A Valentine for You
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Clarion Books, 1991
ISBN 9780395536254

A lively collection of traditional Valentine rhymes celebrates the fun a family can have preparing for the holiday.

 

The Night Before Christmas
written by Clement Clarke Moore

edited and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Clarion Books, 1990
ISBN 9780395665084 (Sandpiper ed., 1993)

The familiar verse about a visit from Saint Nick is depicted in a late-twentieth-century small town setting, which brings to life the traditional American celebration of a beloved holiday.

 

Wendy Watson’s Frog Went A-Courting
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
piano arr. by Paul Alan Levi
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1990
ISBN 9780688065409

Presents the well-known folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse. Includes music.

 

A, B, C, D, Tummy, Toes, Hands, Knees
written by Barbara Hennessey

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Viking Penguin, 1989
ISBN 9780670817030

A rhythmic, rhyming text lists objects, ideas, and actions; simple vignettes and full-page drawings provide the definitions by showing familiar activities and games enjoyed by a mother and child in the course of their day together.

 

Valentine Foxes
written by Clyde Watson

illustrations by Wendy Watson
Orchard Books, 1989
ISBN 9780531070338 (Orchard, 1992)

The Fox family’s genial disarray is enlivened as the cubs prepare a special surprise. The book includes a recipe for Valentine Pound Cake.

 

 

Wendy Watson’s Mother Goose
edited and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1989
ISBN 9780688057084

In this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated volume, Watson shares her beguiling vision of the timeless world of Mother Goose. A wonderful introduction to the rich folklore of childhood. Full-color illustrations.

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How I Feel: Happy
written by Marcia Leonard

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Bantam, 1988
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How I Feel: Silly
written by Marcia Leonard

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Bantam, 1988
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How I Feel: Sad
written by Marcia Leonard

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Bantam, 1988
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How I Feel: Angry
written by Marcia Leonard

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Bantam, 1988
ISBN 9780553054828

Describes, in simple terms, situations which make us angry and how to cope with feelings of anger.

 

Tales For a Winter’s Eve
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988
ISBN 9780374474195 (Sunburst ed., 1991)

When Freddie Fox injures his paw in a skiing accident, his family and friends distract him with stories about the animal inhabitants of their village.

 

Doctor Coyote, A Native American Aesop’s Fable
written by John Bierhorst

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Macmillan, 1987
ISBN 9780027097801 

Coyote is featured in each of these Aztec interpretations of Aesop’s fables. The illustrations are set in the twentieth century.

 

Little Brown Bear
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Western Publishing, 1985
ISBN 9780307030429

Little Brown Bear would like to go fishing with his father, but his parents think he’s too small.

 

Belinda’s Hurricane
written by Elizabeth Winthrop

illustrated by Wendy Watson
E.P. Dutton, 1984
ISBN 9780525441069

While waiting out a fierce hurricane in her grandmother’s house on Fox Island, Belinda has a chance to get to know her grandmother’s reclusive neighbor Mr. Fletcher.

 

I Love My Baby Sister: Most of the Time
written by Elaine Edelman

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1984
ISBN 9780140505474 (Puffin ed., 1985)

A small girl looks forward to the time when her baby sister will be big enough to play with and be friends with.

 

Happy Birthday From Carolyn Haywood
written by Carolyn Haywood

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Morrow Junior Books, 1984
ISBN 9780688027094

A collection of nine stories revolving around the birthday celebrations of a variety of the author’s characters, old and new.

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Christmas at Bunny’s Inn
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Philomel, 1984
ISBN 9780399210907

Pop-up book: A three-dimensional Advent calendar.

 

Father Fox’s Feast of Songs
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Philomel, 1983
ISBN 9780399208867

Here is a joyous collection of songs for every family to enjoy together. Clyde Watson has chosen her favorites from the best-selling nursery rhyme books, Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes and Catch Me & Kiss Me & Say it Again, and set them to music in easy-to-play arrangements for voice, piano and guitar. Wendy Watson has illustrated her sister’s songs with humor and affection. Gather around the piano and sing— here are songs to celebrate every aspect of happy childhood and loving family life.

 

Betsy’s Up-and-Down Year
written by Anne Pellowski

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Philomel, 1983
ISBN 9780399209703

The further adventures of Betsy on her family’s Wisconsin farm including her struggles with sibling rivalry, an encounter with a rattlesnake, a birthday party, and coping with the death of her grandfather.

 

The Bunnies’ Christmas Eve (pop-up book)
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Philomel, 1983
ISBN 9780399209680

Bunny learns the true meaning of Christmas as she takes part in a special ceremony and family holiday traditions, as depicted by stand-up illustrations with moving parts.

 

Applebet, An ABC
written by Clyde Watson
illustrated by Wendy Watson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982
ISBN 9780374404277

A is for apple as everyone knows
Can you follow this one wherever it goes? 
B is for Bet in the top of the tree
Who picked it & shined it & gave it to me.

A Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year.

 

The Biggest, Meanest, Ugliest Dog in the Whole Wide World
written by Rebecca C. Jones

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Macmillan, 1982
ISBN 9780027478006

Jonathan is terrified of the dog next door, until one day he throws his ball at it in defense and their relationship changes.

 

First Farm in the Valley: Anna’s Story
written by Anne Pellowski

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Macmillan, 1982
ISBN 9780884895374 (St. Mary’s Press ed., 1998)

Anna, the American-born daughter of Polish immigrants, longs to escape the rigors of Wisconsin farm life to visit the romanticized Poland of her dreams.

 

Winding Valley Farm: Annie’s Story
written by Anne Pellowski

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Philomel, 1982
ISBN 9780399208638

Life for six-year-old Annie Dorawa on Winding Valley Farm just down the road from the Pellowskis’ first farm in the valley is busy and happy. Then one day, Annie hears her father speak about not planting that year, but instead moving into town. Is it really possible that they might leave their beautiful farm? What could her father be thinking about? This new anxiety, along with that inner imp of mischief always threatening to get her into trouble (and which finally does when brother John is killing chickens at the chopping block), hover over Annie as she works and plays with her sister and five brothers immersed in the vigorous life of their American-Polish community. Despite the discovery that life is not always easy or as she d like it to be, Annie begins to realize what warm security is to be found in a hardworking family rooted in faith and love.

 

Stairstep Farm: Anna Rose’s Story
written by Anne Pellowski

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Philomel, 1981
ISBN 9780884895367 (St. Mary’s Press ed., 1998)

In the late 1930s, Annie’s daughter Anna Rose, as well as her other children, can make almost any chore an occasion for fun. But Anna Rose, who is busy enough with the farm work and a new baby sister, dreams of starting school.

 

Willow Wind Farm: Betsy’s Story
written by Anne Pellowski

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Philomel, 1981
ISBN 9780399207815

Anna Rose’s seven-year-old niece Betsy has a special year, one in which all the relatives from near and far gather for a family reunion at her grandparent’s farm. Betsy then discovers how nice it is to live at the heart of a large and loving family.

 

Jamie’s Story
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Philomel, 1981
ISBN 9780399207891

Portrays a day in the life of a toddler as he helps his mother and father, plays, and discovers the world around him.

 

Button Eye’s Orange
written by Jan Wahl

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Frederick Warne, 1980
ISBN 9780723261889

Taken to the market to be sold, a toy dog tries to return with an orange to his boy who wears a leg brace.

 

How Brown Mouse Kept Christmas
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989
ISBN 9780374334949

On Christmas Eve the mice feast and make merry around the family’s Christmas tree, in full view of the sleeping cat, and Brown Mouse inadvertently does a kindness for the family.

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Jenny’s Cat
written by Miska Miles

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Dutton, 1979
ISBN 9780553151251

Lonely in their new town, Jenny is delighted when a stray cat comes to their house, but her mother doesn’t want the cat to stay.

 

Catch Me & Kiss Me & Say It Again
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978
ISBN 9780399219948

Thirty-two rhymes for the very young including counting rhymes, lullabies, and games.

 

Has Winter Come?
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson

Philomel, 1978
ISBN 9780529054395

Although the children don’t recognize the faint smell of winter in the air, a woodchuck family begins preparing for long snowy nights.

 

Moving
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978
ISBN 9780690013269

When Mom and Dad make plans to move to a new house, Muffin decides to remain in the old one.

 

Binary Numbers
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watsoni
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1977
ISBN 9780690009927

Introduces the principle and uses of binary numbers.

 

Maps, Tracks, and the Bridges of Konigsberg
written by Michael Holt

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976
ISBN 9780690007466

Offers a basic explanation of graph theory.

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Christmas All Around the House:
Christmas Decorations You Can Make
written by Florence Pettit

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976
ISBN 9780690010138

Instructions for making a variety of Christmas decorations, crafts, and foods that originated in different parts of the world.

 

Hickory Stick Rag
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976
ISBN 9780690009590

Recounts, in rhyme, the good and bad events of a school year for the young animal children.

 

Lollipop
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976
ISBN 9780690007688

Bunny goes through a lot before he finally gets his lollipop.

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Heart’s Ease, A Little Book of Tender Thoughts
written by ???????

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1975
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Quips & Quirks
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Crowell, 1975
ISBN 9780690007336

Briefly defines a number of names used to tease or insult for a hundred years or more. Includes rubberneck, flibbertigibbet, trollybags, and many more.

 

Muncus Agruncus: a Bad Little Mouse
written by Nancy D. Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975
ISBN 9780307125408

Always fond of adventure, Muncus Agruncus spends much of his time pursuing and escaping from mischief.

 

Sleep Is For Everyone
written by Paul Showers

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974
ISBN 9780064451413

Bedtime often seems to come too early, but what would happen if you never went to sleep? When scientists decided to find out, they discovered that your brain needs a rest after a long day of thinking, just as your muscles would need a rest after a long day of work.
A different kind of bedtime story, this book is the perfect response to the question—Can’t I stay up a little longer?’

 

The Birthday Goat
written by Nancy D. Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson 
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974
ISBN 9780333174838

The Goat family enjoys its outing to the Carnival until Baby Souci goat is kidnapped.

 

Upside Down and Inside Out
written by Bobbie Katz

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Franklin Watts, 1973
ISBN 9781563971228

Speculates in verse on the many ways the world could be turned upside down, inside out, and otherwise mixed up.

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Animal Garden
written by Ogden Nash

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Andre Deutsch, London, 1972
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Open the Door and See All the People
written by Clyde Robert Bulla

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1972
ISBN 9780690600452

After losing everything they own, including their dolls, when their house burns down, two sisters learn about a place where they can adopt dolls.

 

Tom Fox and the Apple Pie
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1972
ISBN 9780690827835

Tom Fox goes to the Fair to bring back an apple pie for his family.

 

Probability
written by Charles Linn

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1972
ISBN 9780690656015

Simple experiments with easily available materials explain the theory of probability and how it is used by scientists, poll-takers, and industrialists.

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A Gift of Mistletoe
written by ?????

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1971
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America! America!
written by ???????

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1971
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Life’s Wondrous Ways
written by ???????

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1971
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Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes
written by Clyde Watson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1971
ISBN 9780060295011 (HarperCollins ed., 2001)

(Synopsis for the 2001 edition.)

Life proclaimed this long-unavailable classic the “first authentically colloquial and breezily American nursery rhyme” when it was published in 1971. Now it is back for new generations to enjoy!

All of Clyde Waterson’s verses have what School Library Journal calls the “foot-stomping rhythm of an American square dance call.” Some feel cozy and nostalgic; others are silly. Many evoke the pleasures of changing seasons. But they all keep readers and young listeners entertained, page after page. Wendy Watson’s fully imagined and finely detailed pictures of the splendid fox family, at home and on joyous outings, will make children giggle. As The New York Times Book Review explains, “Put it all together—rhymes and pictures—and the book is like a breath of fresh air.”

 

Happy Thoughts
written by Louise Bachelder

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1970
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How Dear to My Heart
written by Louise Bachelder

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1970
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Lizzie, the Lost Toys Witch
written by Mabel Harmer

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Macrae Smith, 1970
ISBN 9780825541254

The Lost Toys Witch goes around and gathers up all the toys that are left on carousels, in Killiwiddy chuckholes, or in old man Twiddledink’s tomato red pushcart.

 

Magic in the Alley
written by Mary Calhoun

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Atheneum, 1970
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Cleery finds a box with seven magic items in it and even though the magic is soon spent it brings three friends something of value.

 

Helen Keller
written by Margaret Davidson

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Scholastic Book Services, 1970
ISBN 9780590424042

The bestselling biography of Helen Keller and how, with the commitment and lifelong friendship of Anne Sullivan, she learned to talk, read, and eventually graduate from college with honors.

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The Jack Book
written by Irma Simonton

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Macmillan, Bank Street School of Education, 1969
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God Bless Us, Every One!
written by Louise Bachelder

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1969
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Christmas-themed anthology of sayings, poetry, proverbs and Bible quotes.

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The Hedgehog and the Hare (the Brothers Grimm)
re-told and illustrated by Wendy Watson
World, 1969
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This is the Grimm Brother’s version of one of the best-loved of all folk tales now retold and illustrated by Wendy Watson. The hare taunts the hedgehog for the shortness of his legs. The hedgehog suggests a race– and the hare is surprised when the hedgehog wins. The clever hedgehog had made a plan…

 

When Noodlehead Went to the Fair
Written by Kathryn Hitte

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Parents’ Magazine Press, 1968
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A cute story about Noodlehead going to the fair to win a prize for his carrot.

 

Uncle Fonzo’s Ford
written by Miska Miles

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Atlantic-Little Brown, 1968
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A ten-year-old girl is very much embarrassed by her uncle who intends well but always does things wrong, so that everyone laughs, especially the boy next door.

 

The Best in Offbeat Humor
written by Paul B. Lowney

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1968
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A collection of humorous quips presented by noted humorist, author, and comic book writer Paul B. Lowney.

 

Fisherman Lullabies
music by Clyde Watson

edited and illustrated by Wendy Watson
World, 1968
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The Cruise of the Aardvark
written by Ogden Nash

illustrated by Wendy Watson
M. Evans, 1967
ISBN 9780871315700 (1989 ed.)

The aardvark is on a cruise and paints pictures of everyone–and they all look like him. After all, don’t they want to be improved? NO!

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Daughter of Liberty
written by Edna Boutwell

illustrated by Wendy Watsoni
World, 1967
ISBN 9780529036506 (1975 ed.)

The experiences of Polly Sumner, a French fashion doll in Boston during the American Revolution who once brought a note to Paul Revere and is now residing in the Old State House.

 

The Poems of Longfellow
written by H.W. Longfellow

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1967
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The Strawman Who Smiled by Mistake
written by Paul Tripp

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Doubleday, 1967
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Love Is a Laugh
written by Margaret Greenman

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1967
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Rosabel’s Secret
written by Alice E. Christgau

illustrated by Wendy Watson
William R. Scott, 1967
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A Comic Primer
written by Eugene Field

illustrated by Wendy Watson
Peter Pauper Press, 1966
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The Spider Plant
written by Yetta Speevak

illustrated by Kurt Werth
Atheneum, 1965
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Very Important Cat
written and illustrated by Wendy Watson
Dodd, Mead, 1958
ISBN 9781258369187

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