Sylvia Long's Mother Goose

Sylvia Long's Mother Goose

by Sylvia Long


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ISBN-13: 9780811820882
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Series: Mother Goose Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 208,363
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

About the Author

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of several books for children including the best sellers Ten Little Rabbits and Alejandro's Gift. Ms. Long's detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Arizona. Read more about Sylvia's illustrating process.

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Sylvia Long's Mother Goose 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of all the many Mother Goose books available, this is by far the best. Sylvia Long's beautifully detailed illustrations bring the classic rhymes to a new level, and will keep even the youngest entranced. A keepsake to cherish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While my daughter and I were looking for pictures to frame for a nursery we found Sylvia Long's Mother Goose. The colorful illustrations caught our attention immediately. As a teacher I was even more excited by the connecting of small bits of the illustrations from one page to the next. What a marvelous way to introduce detail to a small child! We have framed some of the illustrations but had to purchase another copy to put in our new baby's library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never in my life have I seen a children's book put together with such imagination and care. My son loves this book and we have to read from it every night. The illustrations are amazing and there's connectors in the illustrations from one rhyme to the next. A must for any age child.
aconant05 on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This is a beautifully illustrated book of nursery rhymes. It includes all of the classics as well as some not so popular ones. One thing I noticed that was interesting was that she changed the end of the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe to ¿she gave them some broth with plenty of bread. She kissed them all sweetly and put them to bed.¿After noticing the change, I looked at the author/illustrator¿s forward and read that she softened the images so as not to scare children with the original words. The only one she changed the words of was the Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe. One way of softening the image for example was when Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall, it was a little duckling that was hatched out of him. This made the fact that Humpty Dumpty couldn¿t be put back together not so traumatizing.
fonsecaelib530A on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Long, S. (1999). Sylvia Long's Mother Goose. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.Age: 2 to 4 years oldArtist Sylvia Long combines well-known rhymes with familiar ones to create this beautifully illustrated Mother Goose collection. With more than 80 rhymes, Long fills her pages with insect and animal characters instead of people, bringing rhymes together with the help of the illustrations. Whenever possible, she adds ¿a gentleness to the pictures¿ to soothe the more shocking references. In one instance, she admits changing the words (¿There was a woman who lived in a shoe¿) where the image of violence in the line ¿Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed¿ has been replaced with ¿She kissed then all sweetly / And put them to bed¿ (p. 70). Children will enjoy the pen-and-watercolor images of animals dressed in fancy clothes¿a fly in a wedding dress, a frog in suit and tie, a parrot wearing a vest¿as they perform everyday human activities. This is a whimsical take on the Mother Goose rhymes that will delight children and adults alike.
mayalanda on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This book is absolutely fabulous. I wasn't sure if we would get into "Mother Goose". The language seemed dated and some of the the themes are inappropriate. But Sylvia Long has really pulled it off in this master piece. The majority of the poems chosen are timeless. They are arranged and grouped well according to themes, adn the illustrations provide interesting "interpretations" of the poems. My two year old daughter LOVES this book and asks for it again and again.
IEliasson on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Sylvia Long¿s Mother Goose is inhabited with watercolor and ink illustrations of gentle animals acting out nursery rhymes, both well-known and obscure, that are true to the originals. The colorful full page images engross the reader in the escapades of the alter egos of Mother Hubbard and her compatriots. Well suited for reading aloud to groups, solo perusal, and bed time reading.
erineell on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Long has gathered more than seventy-five Mother Goose rhymes, familiar and uncommon, ranging from silly to morals. The pages are filled with full bold illustrations, yet the details within the pictures could be distracting to young listeners. The author's attempt to soften "the more frightening images" of the traditional rhymes was done by adding "a gentleness" to the pictures (i.e., a fallen Humpty Dumpty is represented by a hatching chick). Overall, the page layout is cohesive (animals) and linked visually (elements of illustration are reoccurring), which adds to the playfulness and fun of learning nursery rhymes. If a reader is looking for a comprehensive volume, unusual nursery rhymes or new spins on the visuals for Mother Goose rhymes, then this book is worth the read. Age Appropriate: 3-5 years old. Long, S. (1999). Sylvia Long's Mother Goose. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.Long's Mother Goose is vastly different in format than Opie's and Wells's, Here Comes Mother Goose. Long's beautiful intricate illustrations look busy in comparison to Opie's and Wells's bold cartoon-like images. Also, the pictures from Here Comes Mother Goose are a more literal representation of the nursery rhyme, whereas Long's visual interperation of the rhymes are more unique and reflect her personal experiences. The readability of text is easier with Her Comes Mother Goose because the font is large. Each of these books are well constructed for its intended audience.
BNBHarper on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Summary: Some more fun nursery rhymes. Response: I always enjoy nursery rhymes and it reminds me of my childhood. Fun illustrations in this book as well. Connection: There is always a place for nursery rhymes either at home or in the car or at school.
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