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Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose Hardcover – September 1, 2007
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This book (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., for "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-Eater" a squirrel couple serves pie to a boy in front of their pumpkin house). Some illustrations depict black and Asian children. MINUSES: Because only the first 1-4 verses from each rhyme is given, "Old Mother Hubbard" is missing a lot of verses. With the smallest selection of rhymes of the books reviewed here, it may not have some that your child may like (e.g., "Three Little Kittens"). SUMMARY: 5 stars.
Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose: One Hundred Best-Loved Verses, ISBN 0060081716 -- Published 2005. PLUSES: If you like Engelbreit's artistic style, this book is for you. A number of illustrations depict black and Asian children. Has some uncommon rhymes (e.g., "Three Little Ghostesses" and "Terrence McDiddler"). I found no violent rhymes. MINUSES: Some illustrations do not fit the rhymes well.Read more ›
A masterpiece that comes at this price should have you adding it to your shopping card without any more thinking, I can not recommend it highly enough.
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lovely book! Just as I hoped it would be in good condition! thank you!Published 11 days ago by Louise G
This book arrived with a badly torn dust jacket. I was very unhappy. There was no time to ask for an adjustment. I needed it for a gift.Published 1 month ago by Zeek
I wanted to take my grandson to Storybook Forest,which is all about the nursery rhymes, he wasn't familiar with them, so I bought this to teach him about them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan E. Smith
You cannot read this - the formatting is terrible!!! What a waste of money. See picture.Published 2 months ago by Sasha
I love this book! I have bought three copies of this book over the past few years! My grandchildren love it too! The illustrations are beautiful! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer