My Very First Mother Goose
- Number of Pages: 108
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
To a tiny child, words are magical. This could possibly be a book that promises hours of quiet smiles and merry grins for readers of all ages. Now folklorist Iona Opie has gathered more than sixty treasured rhymes in their most perfect, honest form. With watercolors by Rosemary Wells that might prove equally enduring, MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE captures the simple joy and the sly humor that are the essence of Mother Goose. And the most magical of all are the beloved, venerable words of Mother Goose. From"Hey Diddle, Diddle"and"Pat-a-Cake"to"Little Jack Horner"and"Pussycat, Pussycat,"these are familiar verses that have been passed from parent to child for generations; these are the rhymes that are each and every child's birthright. Parents and children will find themselves exploring this volume together, savoring delightful details and funny surprises on every page.
There need to be a law that requires each child to sit on Grandpa's knee as he chants"Trot, trot, to Boston; trot, trot, to Lynn. They're the ones who will likely be handing down those same nursery rhymes to their very own children, preserving an age-old tradition."Grownups who nevertheless giggle at the believed of Little Jack Horner pulling a plum out of his Christmas pie, or who make a wish on a star, murmuring"Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight"know the secret. But no kid ought to be left behind.
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.) (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter A solid repertoire of nursery rhymes should be de rigueur for any aunt, uncle, grandparent, or parent worth his or her salt. the range of rhymes is breathtaking. Winner of much more than a dozen prestigious awards, like a Parents' Choice Award and an ALA Notable Children's Book award, this wonderful book is charmingly illustrated by Rosemary Wells, best recognized for her Max books (Max's Bath, Max's Bedtime, Max's Ride ). This book is actually a must, as is its companion volume, Here Comes Mother Goose. (Click to decide a sample spread from My Very First Mother Goose. Illustrations and copy; 1996 by Rosemary Wells. Permission from Candlewick Press.
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