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Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose Favorites
     

Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose Favorites

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by Tomie dePaola
 

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Presenting a delightful collection of children's favorite Mother Goose rhymes, illustrated with full-color paintings by Tomie dePaola. Young readers and their parents will enjoy meeting up with familiar friends, including Old King Cole, Little Bo-Peep, Jack and Jill, and many more in a book that is sure to be a story-hour favorite.

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Presenting a delightful collection of children's favorite Mother Goose rhymes, illustrated with full-color paintings by Tomie dePaola. Young readers and their parents will enjoy meeting up with familiar friends, including Old King Cole, Little Bo-Peep, Jack and Jill, and many more in a book that is sure to be a story-hour favorite.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Working from classic verses this extraordinarily complete collection is filled with fresh life by dePaola's brilliant full color paintings. The over 200 rhymes include such favorites as "Little Bo Peep," "Humpty Dumpty," "Simple Simon," "Old King Cole" and a host of others. Tommie de Paola is a Caldecott honor award artist.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
The "First Mother" of reading is Mother Goose. One of the most important books in a baby's collection is a volume of Mother Goose. I've heard that many of the rhythms and rhymes echo a mother's heartbeat. That would explain why these verses can soothe a seemingly inconsolable infant into sleep, or bring smiles and giggles to a bored baby. What's more, they have endured for centuries. Choosing a particular volume depends on personal taste. Tomie dePaola, who has done a superb Mother Goose collection, also has a small board book collection entitled Tomie's Little Mother Goose.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 DePaola has collected and illustrated over 200 traditional classic Mother Goose rhymes as originally collected by Peter and Iona Opie. His illustrations convey a mood of humor, surprise and nonsense. Happy children and animals smile from well-designed pages, incorporating good use of white space and borders. Especially appealing is the interracial mix of characters. The crooked man, crooked house, barn and farm animal scenes are dePaola at his best. A few others are not as clever and, while pretty, tell little. Overall though, this handsome edition is one which most libraries will want to place among their many other versions of Mother Goose . It ends with Christmas, night verses and prayers, a nice touch. Susan McCord, Boise Public Library, Idaho

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448421551
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Reading Railroad Series
Edition description:
PACKAGE
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
877,059
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:
Meriden, CT
Website:
http://www.tomie.com/main.html

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