Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

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Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
First edition cover
AuthorBeatrix Potter
IllustratorBeatrix Potter
GenreChildren's literature
PublisherFrederick Warne & Co.
Publication date
December 1922
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Preceded byThe Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse 
Followed byThe Tale of Little Pig Robinson 
TextCecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes at Wikisource

Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in December 1922. The book is a compilation of traditional English nursery rhymes such as "Goosey Goosey Gander", "This Little Piggy" and "Three Blind Mice". The title character is a rabbit who brews ale for gentlemen.

It was Potter's second book of rhymes published by Warne, with the first one being Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes. Merchandise generated from the book includes Beswick Pottery porcelain figurines and Schmid music boxes.


Works cited
  • DuBay, Debby; Sewall, Kara (2006), Beatrix Potter Collectibles: The Peter Rabbit Story Characters, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., ISBN 0-7643-2358-X
  • Hobbs, Anne Stevenson (1989), Beatrix Potter's Art, Frederick Warne, ISBN 0-7232-3598-8
  • Kutzer, M. Daphne (2003), Beatrix Potter: Writing in Code, New York & London: Routledge, ISBN 0-415-94352-3
  • Lear, Linda (2007), Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, ISBN 978-0-312-37796-0
  • MacDonald, Ruth K. (1986), Beatrix Potter, Boston: Twayne Publishers, ISBN 0-8057-6917-X
  • Taylor, Judy (1996) [1986], Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman, Frederick Warne, ISBN 0-7232-4175-9

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