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My Very First Mother Goose Hardcover – September 2, 1996
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In world folklore authority Iona Opie's collection, these invaluable and ancient nuggets of childhood verse are bursting with new life. Quirky and sly, sweet, gentle, rollicking, silly... the range of rhymes is breathtaking. Winner of over a dozen prestigious awards, including a Parents' Choice Award and an ALA Notable Children's Book award, this wonderful book is charmingly illustrated by Rosemary Wells, best known for her Max books (Max's Bath, Max's Bedtime, Max's Ride). A solid repertoire of nursery rhymes should be de rigueur for any aunt, uncle, grandparent, or parent worth his or her salt. This book is a must, as is its companion volume, Here Comes Mother Goose. (Click to see a sample spread from My Very First Mother Goose. Illustrations & copy; 1996 by Rosemary Wells. Permission from Candlewick Press.) (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
Overall, I like the lovely illustrations, large collection of rhymes (some I have never seen before) and creative layout of the words, however my toddler prefers the Lamaze boardbook of Mother Goose with its durable, easy-to-flip pages. Also, the illustrations, though lovely and imaginative, are a bit sophisticated for the youngest readers. For instance, Humpty-Dumpty is not an egg-shaped character but a tiny, faceless, edible white-shelled egg. Jack and Jill are rabbits not children as are most of the other traditionally human characters.
My advice is to buy this book for its extensive collection of rhymes and beautiful and artistic illustrations, BUT you may want a simple, traditional Mother Goose on hand as well for daily reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The fairy tales had a different twist from the ones I grew up reading.Published 8 days ago by Magnolia
I would have preferred less nursery rhymes and nice illustrations with each rhyme.. I also think only the popular rhymes would have been better. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Barbara Zaniewski
I give this to 1st time mothers as baby shower gifts. So important that mothers still read to their children.Published 13 days ago by Cynthia K Frye
Good, but not as good as the old Richard Scarry versions of nursery rhymes. Many rhymes have been shortened and those missing verses are missed. Illustrations are great.Published 2 months ago by Lynnie