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James Marshall's picture books, from the eccentric George and Martha to the charming Carrot Nose, have all exhibited a highly personal comic...
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James Marshall's picture books, from the eccentric George and Martha to the charming Carrot Nose, have all exhibited a highly personal comic style. So it's no surprise that, for his first encounter with Mother Goose, Marshall has chosen only those rhymes which appeal to his sense of humor--some among the most popular verses, others not so well know. Here are classic characters like Old King Cole and Peter, Peter, re-created with a lively touch. Here too, are Poll Parrot and Elsie Marley, as silly as can be.
Any illustrated collection of Mother Goose must inevitably be a collaboration between the interpretive artist and the unknown authors of the rhymes themselves. This time out, the Old Dame's genius for timeless nonsense is happily matched by a gifted American illustrator who outdoes himself in her honor.
Enter Mother Goose--a fresh and funny look.
"Full of sunny, airy, and artfully simple pictures [and] some of Mother Goose's cheeriest and most lilting rhymes." —Harper's