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Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose Favorites (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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An illustrated collection of 204 Mother Goose nursery rhymes, including well-known ones such as "Little Boy Blue" and less familiar ones such as "Charlie Warlie"

An illustrated collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, including well-known ones such as "Little Boy Blue" and less familiar ones such as "Six little mice sat down to spin."

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Overview

An illustrated collection of 204 Mother Goose nursery rhymes, including well-known ones such as "Little Boy Blue" and less familiar ones such as "Charlie Warlie"

An illustrated collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, including well-known ones such as "Little Boy Blue" and less familiar ones such as "Six little mice sat down to spin."

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613272810
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola
Best known for his award-winning picture book Strega Nona and for the 26 Fairmount Avenue series of chapter books, Tomie dePaola is one of the most prolific -- and beloved -- author/illustrators in the field of children's literature.

Biography

Born in 1934 into a large extended Irish/Italian family, Tomie dePaola received his art education at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute and the California College of Arts & Crafts. Although he always wanted to create children's books, he spent several years applying his talents to the fields of education, theater, and graphic design. In the mid-1960s, he received his first commission to illustrate a children's science book. A year later, he published his first original picture book, The Wonderful Dragon of Timlin. Today, he is one of the most prolific -- and beloved -- author/illustrators in children's literature.

In addition to illustrating stories by other writers, DePaola has created artwork for collections of poetry, nursery rhymes, holiday traditions, and folk and religious tales. But, he is most famous for books of his own creation, especially Strega Nona ("Grandma Witch"), the beloved story of an old woman who uses her magical powers to help the people of her small Italian village. Written in 1975, this Caldecott Honor winner is still delighting children today.

DePaola admits that there are strong autobiographical elements in many of his books (Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs, The Art Lesson, Stagestruck), but nowhere is this more evident than in 26 Fairmount Avenue, a series of charming chapter books based on his Connecticut childhood. Taking its name from the address of his family home, the series captures the experiences and emotions of a young boy growing up in the late 1930s and early '40s in the shadow of World War II. The first book in the series received a 1999 Newbery Honor Award.

DePaola and his work have been recognized with many honors, including the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award for "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal, and several awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. In 1999, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts bestowed on dePaola the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award for the body of his work.

Good To Know

  • Tomie dePaola's name is pronounced Tommy de POW-la.

  • Between college and graduate school, dePaola spent a short time in a Benedictine monastery before determining that religious life was not for him.

  • Using a combination of watercolor, tempera, and acrylic, dePaola's artistic style is best described as folk-traditional.

  • DePaola's favorite painters and strongest artistic influences are Matisse, Giotto, and Ben Shahn.
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