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RICHARD SCARRY'S BEST MOTHER GOOSE EVER Hardcover – 1970

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: WI Western Pub Co (1970).; First Edition edition (1970)
  • ASIN: B00AMQ1HYU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By ReviewerWhoPrefersToBeAnonymous VINE VOICE on September 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you're reading this on Amazon, you probably want to know how this book compares with other large-format Mother Goose nursery rhyme books. Here's my comparison of this book with four others.

This book (Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever (Giant Little Golden Book), ISBN 0307155781) -- 50 rhymes. First published 1964. PLUSES: Endearing large illustrations feature animals acting like people. The use of pigs is especially nice (e.g., a clothed pig stealing a gingerbread pig for "Tom, Tom, the piper's son" and Georgie Porgie as a boy pig "snouting" a girl pig). Has some uncommon rhymes (e.g., "The cat sat asleep by the side of the fire"). MINUSES: Has some rhymes and illustrations that could be considered sexist (e.g., "When I was a bachelor" and "I had a little hen") or violent (e.g., "Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum" and "Taffy Was a Welshman"). There is a certain monotony to the illustrations, and all of them follow their rhymes fairly literally, so I'm not sure they would hold older children's attention well. SUMMARY: 4 stars.

Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose by Scott Gustafson, ISBN 978-0867130973 -- 45 rhymes. Published 2007. PLUSES: Illustrations (oil paintings) are large, detailed, varied, and fanciful; think a combination of Norman Rockwell, Walt Disney, and Salvador Dali. My favorites include "Jack Be Nimble" with Jack as a grasshopper, and "Simple Simon" as a monkey and the pieman as a gorilla. Several illustrations offset the "politically incorrect" aspects of the corresponding rhymes (e.g.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 1998
Format: Hardcover
The large sized illustrations, the bright colors and the rhymes themselves all made this book the favorite with our 5 children. We have gone through 2 copies, now reduced to loose pages, and need to order 2 more for new grandchildren (both age 5 months)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The illustrations in this book make the nursery rhymes entertaining to small children. This book provided me with many hours of joy and wonderful memories when I shared it with my two children. I am now sending it to my son to share with his little girl.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Beth Ann Zimmerman on May 19, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I used to make my mother read to the entire book to me every night- I had it memorized so I even knew when she would try to skip pages! I absolutely love this book and recommend it to anyone who has kids or who knows kids. This is absolutely my favorite childhood book. . .there is none better!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Joey Roberts on May 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This collection of nursery rhymes is a classic. It has all the ones I remember as a child and more. The pictures are big and funny. It is so much fun to read. I can hardly wait to read it during story time for my daughter.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Ghandour on October 21, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I read this book to my children when they were small and they loved it. Now that they are parents, I read it to my grandchildren and they love it. The rhymes are classic and simple and the illustrations are perfect. Every parent of a small child should have a copy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "n.coleman@prometric.com" on October 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This collection of nursery rhymes and illustrations are a classic.I deeply enjoyed them as a kid and now my children enjoy this as a good read. Truly a delightful book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lucy Stoffel on September 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my grandson for his 2nd birthday. The exciting thing about this book is that it is the book I used to read to my daughter when she was his age and she loved it!! When I saw that the book was available, I had to purchase it for my grandson.

My daughter was as excited about the nursery rhymes as he was.
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