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Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a Song of Sixpence

by Leonard B. Lubin

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 Lubin prefaces this sophisticated satire of the Mother Goose rhyme with the historical background behind it: the happenings in the court of King Henry VIII are explained in a page of small type. In the wordless spreads that illustrate the rhyme, Queen Katherine and Anne Boleyn are on the scene, and the situation is lightened by the presence of the Three Stooges, who bake the pie containing the four and twenty blackbirds. As in Lubin's earlier This Little Pig (Lothrop, 1985) , stylized art reminiscent of busier Randolph Caldecott paintings fill the book with color, style, and detail. The castle and gardens of Henry's reign exude with the church's gold coins, birds flying into everything, and fold upon fold of fabric. Nothing is left outeyebrows are raised, frowns sneer, the lecher ogles the ample bosom, and the Queen gloats. These adult jokes may be beyond the grasp of most children, but those who do understand them should be delighted by these pictures that shine like busy, clear-cut jeweled necklaces. Susan McCord, Boise Public Library, Idaho

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HarperCollins Publishers
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1st ed
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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