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The McElderry Book of Mother Goose : Revered and Rare Rhymes
by Petra Mathers

Overview - Mother Goose gets a makeover in this vibrant new collection of childhood classics.
This innovative Mother Goose collection combines family favorites with less well-known rhymes in a bright, new package. Here Little Miss Muffet and her tuffet meet Gregory Griggs and his twenty-seven wigs, and the cat and the fiddle are not the only music-makers--there's also Terrence McDiddler the Three-Stringed Fiddler.
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Overview
Mother Goose gets a makeover in this vibrant new collection of childhood classics.
This innovative Mother Goose collection combines family favorites with less well-known rhymes in a bright, new package. Here Little Miss Muffet and her tuffet meet Gregory Griggs and his twenty-seven wigs, and the cat and the fiddle are not the only music-makers--there's also Terrence McDiddler the Three-Stringed Fiddler.
From "Hickory, Dickory Dock" to "Higgelty, Piggelty Pop," Petra Mathers and her vivid, quirky illustrations capture the timeless joy and cleverness that are inherently Mother Goose. This modern collection of Mother Goose classics promises to enchant and delight a new generation of nursery rhyme readers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780689856051
  • ISBN-10: 0689856059
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 96
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-10


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-07-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

This fourth title in the McElderry Books series—following compilations of Greek myths, Aesop’s fables, and Grimm’s fairy tales—features more than 50 Mother Goose rhymes, illustrated in watercolor by Mathers with humor and emotional sensitivity. Joining familiar rhymes like “Hickory, Dickory, Dock” and “The Queen of Hearts” are many less-known selections, which often have somber subjects. Deaths and other injuries aren’t uncommon (“Little Betty Pringle, she had a pig./ He was not very little and not very big./ When he was alive, he lived in clover,/ But now he’s dead and that’s all over”), but they appear alongside rhymes comic, comforting, and clever to create a full, rich collection. Ages 6–10. (Aug.)

 
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