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Light-hearted illustrations accompany this version of the familiar nursery rhyme about an old woman and her playful dog.
Posted February 2, 2009
There are probably few things that truly stand the test of time and nursery rhymes are among this select group. My mother and grandmother recited the same rhymes to me and I said them to my children. Surely one of the most popular of these amusing ditties is Old Mother Hubbard. However, neither my grandmother or mother had seen Jane Cabrera's version - they would have loved it! Talented author/artist Cabrera has given this rhyme several smile provoking new twists, such as Mother Hubbard going to the tailor to buy her dog a coat and going to the barber's to buy him a wig. More surprises come when she returns home after each trip and sees what dog has been doing. All of this comes in a 5' by 6' board book, sturdy enough to withstand many page turnings by small fingers. Illustrations are eye popping bright and cheerful. - Gail CookeWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 24, 2001
This book is a retelling of the Mother Goose rhyme of the same name. Jane Cabrera, author and illustrator updates the illustrations. They are in a painterly style. She has double-loaded her brush first in one color, then tipped it into another color. The result is wonderful movement of not only figures, but solid masses of background. It is possible to see many colors in each of the figures. Typeface perfectly matches the painting style. It is whimsical and hand created, not a typeface. On most of the pages, text appears on the left side of the page and the illustration on the right side. Some of the text appears on top of the background on double page spreads. It is a great addition to anyone's nursery rhyme collection.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.