- Series: Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series
- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Everyman's Library (November 12, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0375415114
- ISBN-13: 978-0375415111
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,248,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Apple Pie and Traditional Nursery Rhymes (Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series) Hardcover – November 12, 2002
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Kate Greenaway (1846—1901) was an English illustrator and watercolorist famous for her fanciful, humorous drawings of child life.
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Of the two books included, the Apple Pie is quite funny, although it takes some getting used to in order to read it well. It's way over my baby's head, but I think she'll grow into the humor.
The selections from Mother Goose are excellent. Greenaway tends to edit--selecting one or two stanzas from longer rhymes, and the poems included here are far fewer than in the classic Fisher Wright version, but they are selected with a poet's sensibility. Reading these it's easier to tell where Greenaway's own poems come from--she tends to choose funny turns of speech and rhymes that have formulaic sentences from which to pull out a rhythm. On the minus side, the illustrations are washed out and a bit blurry, like badly scanned images. It doesn't horribly detract from the book for me, but I think that's a big reason why the baby isn't very interested in the pictures. Maybe as she gets older.
All of these Everyman's Library/Children's Classic books are sturdily bound with sewn sections that will not crack apart like so many books more cheaply constructed, and are an excellent value.
A minor note of clarification for anyone reading "A Apple Pie" aloud who may stumble at the "E - Eat" entry: like all the other verbs used to dispose of the Apple Pie down through the alphabet, this is a past tense form. Here "Eat" is an archaic form of "ate", and is properly pronounced "et" rather than "eet". Of course "Ate" doesn't work as an example of the letter "E".