Ticktock: Time Nursery Rhymes

Ticktock: Time Nursery Rhymes

by Terry Pierce, Cori Doerrfeld

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Tick, tock, tick, tock. The clock is ticking. Have some timely fun as you read this collection of 20 nursery rhymes about telling time.


Tick, tock, tick, tock. The clock is ticking. Have some timely fun as you read this collection of 20 nursery rhymes about telling time.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Each of the books in the "Mother Goose Rhymes" series organizes traditional rhymes by themes. The time entry features rhymes not only about the clock but about days, weeks, months, the school day, and playtime. Here you will find the familiar rhymes such as "Hickory Dickory Dock," "Solomon Grundy," and "Cobbler Cobbler Mend My Shoe," as well as the lesser-known "Blue Horses, Awake Arise," and the "Old Woman of Surrey." Flat, boldly colored illustrations that have been digitally created offer a mixture of settings and characters from quaint, old-fashioned children in pastoral settings, to a modern "tween" painting her toes while talking on the phone, and a motorcycle mama and her kiddies. All a bit jarring. With the plethora of Mother Goose collections available, most notably Here Comes Mother Goose by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells and The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher, this selected collection is a supplemental purchase at best.
School Library Journal

While the concept of compiling nursery rhymes by theme holds a lot of potential, these books have a bland, cookie-cutter feel. The format is identical, with the exception of the illustrations, which are different in style even though they were all created digitally. The overall design feels unpolished and the artwork, though bright, lacks emotion. The rhymes in each volume range from familiar to lesser known. Each one includes a note on the history of Mother Goose. The books all use The Random House Book of Mother Goose (1986), compiled and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, as a reference for editorial and formatting decisions. That book is once again in print and is a far better choice for nursery-rhyme collections.
—Julie RoachCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Capstone Mother Goose Rhymes
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Cori Doerrfeld has been drawing since she was a little girl. She always knew she would grow up to be an artist. After studying art and illustration in college, she began work as a children’s book illustrator. Cori has illustrated several titles, including a picture book with actress, Brooke Shields. When not hard at work painting, Cori enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading comics, and spending time outdoors.

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