Have you ever seen a horse drive a sleigh? Can you count up everyone participating in the silly parade? Or do you want to meet Old Man Igor, who does everything topsy-turvy and upside-down? In this book you will find nursery rhymes that are based on traditional Russian songs and folk poetry. These funny and charming poems are brilliantly translated and retold by Anne Dwyer. The timeless illustrations by award-winning artist Nikolai Popov add a touch of gentle humour
Anne Dwyer is a Russian professor at Pomona College and mother of a toddler living in Claremont, California. She was inspired by the book art of Nikolai Popov to recast Russian children's folklore in a language she hopes will be appealing to children of all ages and places. Nikolai Popov is a well-known Russian visual artist and illustrator. He has won multiple gold medals and Grand Prix at international exhibitions of children s book illustration. Popov has had personal exhibitions in many cities of the world, including Moscow, Tokyo, Rome and Venice. He is an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts. He is an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts.