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Mother Goose: A Collection of Classic Nursery Rhymes Hardcover – September 15, 1984


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); Reissue edition (September 15, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805002146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805002140
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.5 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #836,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Hague selects his favorite Mother Goose rhymes. "The full-color pictures are lovely to look at; some are enclosed paintings while others wander over an expanse of white page." --Booklist

About the Author

Michael Hague has illustrated some of the best-loved works of children's literature, including The Velveteen Rabbit, The Wizard of Oz, and The Teddy Bears' Picnic. His lush, detailed watercolors have earned him a dedicated following and a reputation as one of America's foremost illustrators of books for children. He lives with his wife, Kathleen, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By psiard@home.com on April 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is the definative mursery rhyme book. It has all the classics and a few I was not familliar with. Either way, beautifully written. Illistrations you will want to frame, and the children are facinated by at an early age. This will be my 2nd purchase of this title since my grandchildren can't get enough. The more times I read it the closer we have become. This is an heirloom at our house. Hope you enjoy as much as we have.
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Though the illustrations ARE lovely, the nursery rhymes are incomplete, shortened versions of the real thing. If you want a picture book, you can't go wrong with this one, but for the classic Mother Goose nursery rhymes, sadly, this book does not deliver.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Wosko on March 30, 2007
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a nursery rhymes book that your child can read, then this is a good one. Otherwise, if you want a book to pass down to generations, this is a poor selection. This book only contains short clips of nursery rhymes - not the whole thing. If you are looking for a complete collection of a nursery rhymes book, keep looking, this is not the one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By livsmom on August 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover
My 16 month old daughter wakes up asking for this book! "goose!" she says. This book is the best Mother Goose book I have found yet! I have a few other Mother Goose books, but this is the one she always wants. The pictures are so beautifully done that you cant help but enjoy the classic nursery ryhmes even more. I found this at a used book store but wanted to place a review on Amazon because I think that highly of the book. The only thing bad about it is that you may find yourself reading it over and over because your child loves it so much. But that is probably a beautiful thing because its a bonding time that creates memories to cherish. As many times as I read this book in a day, I never tire of it because the illustrations are true art. This is a book we will always treasure as a family keepsake. I look forward to sharing this beautiful book with my grandchildren. Hopefully you will too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. G. Fremin on October 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I've borrowed this collection from my public library, and now it's time to buy a copy for my daycare. I have some very short board book collections of Mother Goose that are appropriate for children two and younger, but this collection is perfect for three to five-year old children. I teach preschool and have searched and searched for the perfect collection of classic nursery rhymes. Michael Hague's illustrations are lovely art, not cartoonish like so many nursery rhyme collections. The selections of rhymes are not complete but they are sufficient. Most of the better known rhymes like "Little Boy Blue", "Mary Had a Little Lamb", "Three Blind Mice", and others are here, along with lesser known. But what I particularly like is that the entire book of 58 pages can easily and enjoyably be read in one sitting. I like to read and reread stories and rhymes that I want my children to remember. It is a joy with this collection of Mother Goose by Michael Hague.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dachsielover on February 25, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Yes, this is a Michael Hague book and yes he often does marvelous work. However, his strong point is NOT drawing people, so many of the pictures involving children or adults are not his best. Sprinkled in between these ARE some great pix so maybe that's enough. I got mine used in very good condition on Amazon for $4.49 and it was well worth that. When Hague does ONLY animal pictures, such as his Aesop's Fables and his Old Mother West Wind, he does a fabulous job. I highly recommend those two books to you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oddity on September 17, 2011
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This book is wonderful if you are looking for one that children can read, and keep interest in. However, if you're looking for an heirloom book, this will disappoint you. This book contains only shortened versions of nursery rhymes - it contains some that are rarely found in other rhyme books, but again, these are shortened. Beautiful and unique pictures, small children may not appreciate these as much as the parents.....
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