- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC; 1994 First Scholastic edition (1993)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000OQKEAQ
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (470 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,798,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE (CARTWHEEL BOOKS) Hardcover – 1993
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In the past several years, I have given a copy to each of my friends in celebration of their first grandchild and it never fails to please, both for the memories it brings back and the delightful rhythms created by reading aloud. The illustrations are nostaligc but attractive to young eyes, with details to point out, a new one with each reading. And you'll be surprised at the "origins" of many familiar phrases and enjoy hearing these versions of old favorites. (It's as much fun for the grown-ups as the kids.)
I have long advocated reading to babies to get them used to having a book in front of them. If you give a child a love of reading and books, they can teach themselves anything they want to learn.
This book (The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright, ISBN 0590225170) -- 305 rhymes. First published 1916. Typography and illustrations (almost all of which depict people as opposed to animals acting like people) are either "nostalgic" (if you like them) or "old-fashioned" (if you don't). It has the smallest page size (8.5"x11") of the books reviewed here. PLUSES: Probably the most well-known, "classic" collection. Includes uncommon rhymes (e.g., "Comical Folk") and longer rhymes (e.g., "This is the House that Jack Built") not in the other books. MINUSES: I compared the current (1994 Scholastic/Cartwheel Books) printing with a previous (1991 Checkerboard Press) printing, and the color in the illustrations is less saturated than before. Has some rhymes and illustrations that could be considered "politically incorrect" (violent, sexist, etc.) such as "Little Polly Flinders" (in which a mother "whipped her little daughter") and "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-Eater" (picturing a woman stuck inside a pumpkin). Multiple rhymes on each page could be confusing to young readers. 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.Read more ›
It would be nice to have the option to pay extra to get the quality that you remember from days of old.
In retrospect, this book was my first literary love and I still have my copy today. I can't believe anyone would ever have anything but gushing praise for these funny-sounding old words welded into rhymes that speak of olden times. As for me, I still love them all and STILL find myself staring at the somehow macabre cover illustration! This book is just plain awesome.
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Loved this book ever since I was a child. However, where ever this copy is published does a terrible job. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Alixandra Altland
I have been looking for a copy of thus book for years now to relive my childhood a bit. I can tell you that this is still the best book for story telling!Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
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