The McElderry Book of Mother Goose: Revered and Rare Rhymes

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Mother Goose gets a makeover in this vibrant new collection of childhood classics.

This innovative Mother Goose collection combines family favorites with less well-known rhymes in a bright, new package. Here Little Miss Muffet and her tuffet meet Gregory Griggs and his twenty-seven wigs, and the cat and the fiddle are not the only music-makers?there?s also Terrence McDiddler the Three-Stringed Fiddler.
From ?Hickory, Dickory Dock? to ?Higgelty,...

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Overview

Mother Goose gets a makeover in this vibrant new collection of childhood classics.

This innovative Mother Goose collection combines family favorites with less well-known rhymes in a bright, new package. Here Little Miss Muffet and her tuffet meet Gregory Griggs and his twenty-seven wigs, and the cat and the fiddle are not the only music-makers—there’s also Terrence McDiddler the Three-Stringed Fiddler.
From “Hickory, Dickory Dock” to “Higgelty, Piggelty Pop,” Petra Mathers and her vivid, quirky illustrations capture the timeless joy and cleverness that are inherently Mother Goose. This modern collection of Mother Goose classics promises to enchant and delight a new generation of nursery rhyme readers.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This fourth title in the McElderry Books series—following compilations of Greek myths, Aesop’s fables, and Grimm’s fairy tales—features more than 50 Mother Goose rhymes, illustrated in watercolor by Mathers with humor and emotional sensitivity. Joining familiar rhymes like “Hickory, Dickory, Dock” and “The Queen of Hearts” are many less-known selections, which often have somber subjects. Deaths and other injuries aren’t uncommon (“Little Betty Pringle, she had a pig./ He was not very little and not very big./ When he was alive, he lived in clover,/ But now he’s dead and that’s all over”), but they appear alongside rhymes comic, comforting, and clever to create a full, rich collection. Ages 6–10. (Aug.)
The New York Times
The McElderry Book of Mother Goose…does much to continue [Margaret McElderry's] storied tradition, especially for those who've had enough of Little Jack Horner and his over-recited ilk—and give it a fresh little tweak…In assembling the collection, Mathers…writes that she was surprised by how many wonderful rhymes, some scary or sad, had been excised from recent collections, aimed as they are at the very young. As this remarkable book shows, it's time to let the big kids back in on the fun. Grown-ups will surely appreciate it, too.
—Pamela Paul
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3—These 57 rhymes offer children a new and fresh perspective on the familiar world of Mother Goose. Although there are countless collections in print that offer lesser-known poems and rhymes, such as Jackie Morris's The Cat and the Fiddle (Frances Lincoln, 2011), this one stands out because of its format and artwork. The watercolor illustrations on every page are visually stunning, and they add either appropriate humor or darkness. Among the well-known rhymes are standards like "Hey Diddle Diddle" and "Hickory, Dickory, Dock," while the more obscure poems include "Hinx, Minx, the Old Witch Winks" and "From Wibbleton to Wobbleton." There is no table of contents, but there is a helpful index. A "Dear Reader" afterword explains why Mathers chose the poems she did. She notes that much of Mother Goose is based on true events, and that "sad things happened alongside happy ones," thereby underscoring the importance of showing young readers realistic scenes from life as well as fantastical ones. A gem for any collection.—Rita Meade, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689856051
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,341,315
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.78 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Petra Mathers is the author and illustrator of many children’s books, including a series of five books called Lottie’s World. Lottie’s New Beach Towel was Book of the Year for Parenting magazine, and Lottie’s New Friend was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and won the Silver Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators. Petra lives in Astoria, Oregon.

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