Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep

by Marilyn Janovitz

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-K-- Two familiar Mother Goose nursery rhymes with slight changes in the texts. In Baa Baa Black Sheep , the black sheep has three bags full ``one for the farmer, one for Baby Jane, and one for the little kid who lives down the lane.'' Baby Jane here is not Bette Davis, but a farm animal, as is everyone else in this version. In Hickory Dickory Dock , the clock stikes one and ``the mouse ran down,'' which does away with the rhyme. The action takes place in a clock shop run by a white cat. These changes are gratuitous and do nothing to improve the rhymes. The pictures, done in watercolor and colored pencil, are overcrowded and unimaginative. The overall impression is of cheaply produced grocery-store books. Anyone wanting to introduce young children to these nursery rhymes should head for the many glorious Mother Goose collections available from such artists as Raymond Briggs, Marguerite De Angeli, and Arnold Lobel.-- Kay McPherson, Central Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, GA

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Hyperion Books for Children
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1st ed
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

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