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Real Mother Goose

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For nearly a century, The Real Mother Goose® has delighted young children!

For more than seventy-five years THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE has been delighting millions of children, and today the magic is as strong as ever. Heralded as the "standard" Mother Goose by parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians, this wonderful book with Blanche Fisher Wright's lively, colorful pictures makes an enchanting introduction for the very young.

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Overview

For nearly a century, The Real Mother Goose® has delighted young children!

For more than seventy-five years THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE has been delighting millions of children, and today the magic is as strong as ever. Heralded as the "standard" Mother Goose by parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians, this wonderful book with Blanche Fisher Wright's lively, colorful pictures makes an enchanting introduction for the very young.

Mother Goose rhymes are a vital part of childhood. And this collection of essential rhymes have been reproduced exactly as they have been repeated from generation to generation.

A comprehensive collection of traditional nursery rhymes.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Originally successful as a large format picture book, a few selections have been chosen for this board book edition. Among the featured rhymes are Humpty Dumpty, Pat-a Cake, Mary Had a Little lamb, and the concluding rhymes, Bedtime and Wee Willie Winkie. The latter undoubtedly is intended to help get little ones in the mood for a good night's sleep. The pictures have an old-fashioned look and they should amuse kids and their caregivers.
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Though no one knows much about the "real" Mother Goose, generations of children have succumbed to the hypnotic charm of her delightful rhymes. This beautifully illustrated edition includes the familiar stories of "Little Bo-Peep," "Jack and Jill," "Humpty Dumpty," and "The Old Woman in the Shoe," as well as many less celebrated poems. Revisit the colorful landscape of childhood--an enchanting topsy-turvy world of sages, simpletons, and scalawags. And be sure to take a wee one with you...you'll be grateful for the company! 9" x 11". Color illustrations. Ages 2-5.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590225175
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Series: Real Mother Goose
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 20,896
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2009

    Passing through generations

    My family had this book when I was a child. I loved it and remembered it well. I bought a new copy to share with my new niece/nephew. A classic!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Lame!

    There are no words! Just small pictures! What a waste.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2012

    Some one said that the nook version has no words just pictures.

    Some one said that the nook version has no words just pictures. It wont work correctly unless you have your theme set to day then it works beautifully. Wonderful book as long as you don't mind reading it in the day (white) theme setting. Maybe the publisher should take a look at this. I would give it five stars if it worked properly as it is I got pretty upset about wasting my money before I decided to try to mess with the settings and found the problem.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2009

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    For Every Child's Collection

    This is the classic Mother Goose book; I don't know why anyone would buy a different version. I loved it as a child, my son loved it, and I plan on giving to my granddaughter on her second birthday this year. The collection of vintage nursery rhymes with their charming illustrations is a delight for all ages.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2008

    Great for Teaching Kids

    The after school enrichment program at my child's school asked to borrow my copy of this book. It never came home. The director asked if she could keep it. The children used it so much and it was well loved. <BR/><BR/>The classic pentameters of the poems and language make this book a must have for any library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2013

    Can you remember all the rhymes you learned in the nursery? Nope

    Can you remember all the rhymes you learned in the nursery? Nope, me neither. So if you want to pass on that bit of childhood to your child, you probably need a book to do it. Also, you can't write altered nursery rhymes without first recalling the original. So whatever your reason, it is good to have at least one copy of Mother Goose.
    I am very partial to Kate Greenaway's illustrations; however, I could not find that version when I was book shopping for my baby. Fortunately, I found Wright's version and it works out even better since my baby turned out to be a boy. Wright's illustrations have strong lines and colors. So while I like Greenaway's pretty pastel illustrations, I think Thomas prefers Wright's darker one. Speaking of darker, Mother Goose on the cover is clearly a &quot;wise woman&quot;, from her pointed hat right down to her striped stockings and buckle-clad shoes.
    I would recommend any illustrated version of Mother Goose, as long as it is comprehensive and familiar to what you learned in your childhood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Love this book. Highly Recommended

    This was and always has been my favorite book. I read this book to my children and now I am reading it to my grandchildren. They love it also. This is one of those classic books that never go out.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    I grew up on these rhymes and wanted to share them with my grand

    I grew up on these rhymes and wanted to share them with my grandson, however I was disappointed to find very few illustrations in this version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Fun for kids

    My 7 yr old daughter is doing a Fairy Tale curriculum in school, and loves it. This book was a great enhancement for her to learn more tales than could be shared at school. And as a second grader, she's having no trouble reading it to herself. It's a solid offering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2010

    Great gift for young children

    I had a copy of this book when I was growing up. The Fairy Tales are some of the first reading I ever did and I loved having them read to me too. I bought it for sentimental purposes and to read to when I have children someday!

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    Growing up with The Real Mother Goose.

    When I was a little girl my mother bought me this book. It was my very first favorite book. I had other books, but I always drew in them and rarely touched them. This one, however, I never touched a with a crayon or anything or the like because it was so special. Even though I had outgrown it by the time I was 10, I still continued to read from it. Unfortunately, I lost the book during a move. My sister and I read this book so much that it was falling apart by the time we lost it in the move!

    I want every parent out there to know, that this book takes you on a journey with your child. It's an exciting and funny book with great pictures and is an easy read. The fact that they are rhymes makes it educational as well, since rhyming is taught early on in schools. Children can learn that rhyming can be creative and tell a story, also. I highly recommend this book to every mother and father out there with little ones. My sister just bought a copy for her little girl and I am here to do the same for my little ones (and perhaps a bit for myself!) haha. You seriously can not go wrong with this book!

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    This Classic Collection is Comprehensive

    I find that nursery rhymes are not read to children today the way they were read to us in the past. Without the background knowledge of something so basic many of our children start school at a disadvantage. I chose this book because of the illustrations and the number of rhymes included. On the minus side, I wish the paper had been of a better quality.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

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    The Real Mother Goose

    What can you say? It's Mother Goose. I bought it to share with my grandson. Like the pictures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    this is a good nursery rhyme book with colorful photos

    I like this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2007

    Great for teaching poetry to kids

    I have an old copy of this book and it's what I used when I first began writing poetry years ago. When I read it to my son he thought I was reading song lyrics because they flow so nicely and rhyme. This is a true learning tool for any child but especially for those who wish to learn clever poetry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2004

    Wonderful Book

    I had this book when I was a child (had green & white checkers then) and have given a copy to each of my 5 children, 10 grandchildren and as a gift at every baby shower I go to. The illustrations are beautiful and the book has a very lasting quality that will continue for generations. I hope that you continue to carry this wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2000

    One of the best childhood memories

    This book gave me hours of enjoyment as a child. I sought this one out specifically to purchase for my own daughter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2000

    This is the only Mother Goose you'll ever need!

    I had this book when I was a little child and my mother was so sad that she couldn't find it to give to me when I had my first baby. I was so suprised and ecstatic to find it by chance on Barnes and Noble! It's a must have for any babies library.

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