The new series this week is “Fairy Tales”. To crown the week, Peter Pan makes the debut. I was originally resisting doing Peter Pan (I have no idea why). But every time I would ask my husband which fairy tale I should illustrate first, he would always say, “Peter Pan.” And then I’d ask him for another idea and he’d tell me something like, “The dish and the spoon” or “the cow jumping over the moon” or “little Miss Muffet.” After which I’d have to tell him that those are nursery rhymes and completely different than fairy tales. He’d look at me so perplexed! Sooo if any of you are confused by the difference yourself, I’ll let Oxford American Dictionaries explain it to you:
fairy tale: a children’s story about magical and imaginary beings and lands.
nursery rhymes: a simple traditional song or poem for children.
There you go, hunny… if you’re reading this, that’s the difference!
And Mr. Peter Pan is dedicated to you today, my “darling”
Now for the rest of you, let me in on your thoughts! Which nursery rhymes… I mean FAIRY TALES … would you like to see illustrated this week?