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Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-11-22 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 272 user ratings
ISBN:1579656986
LANGUAGE:English

" This book is beautiful! We originally checked it out from the library, but then Santa brought it to Andrew for Christmas because we loved it so much. The illustrations are just gorgeous on the huge pages. We can sit through a whole reading of this book, which is quite a feat of attention span for an 18-month-old. " said.

" Just as gorgeous as Jenn said! This is a sumptuous oversize book, with thick paper, bright colors, and full-page paintings featuring animals (Yankee Doodle is a chipmunk!) and children of various ethnicities. Definitely warrants further study, especially as Scott Gustafson lists influences such as N.C. Wyeth, Arthur Rackham, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish (favorites of mine, too!). " said.

" This collection of 45 Mother Goose rhymes includes an index organized by the first line in the rhyme. With large pages, both the words and illustrations are easy for young children to see. Beautiful acrylic paint illustrations bring the rhymes to life and make this book (though maybe not at all once) perfect for a read aloud. Positively reviewed in SLJ, No other reviews found " said.

" These 45 rhymes contain some of my favorite Mother Goose. One rhyme is illustrated on a two page spread giving direct focused attention for young children. It will take an adult to hold this oversized title, but afterall isn't that the point, a child feeling safe and secure in loving arms and being read to. Mother Goose is somewhat out of fashion, but is highly instructive in all types of sounds and rhymes that a child needs to hear to prepare to read. " said.

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Summary: A collection of 45 Mother Goose rhymes.

Review: The bright, colorful illustrations in this collection of Mother Goose rhymes will delight any child - and many adults as well. The anthology includes many familiar rhymes as well as some that were completely unfamiliar to me. There were also a few verses of songs such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" that I had never heard before. Take a whimsical voyage with this lovely tome.

SLJ says: "This selection of 45 mostly well-known rhymes showcases lavish illustrations that are perfect for sharing with a group"
Children's Literature says: "The illustrations are also full of humor and whimsy"
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"Very rarely do I come across a book of nursery rhymes that I actually like. Since I first learned most of them through the spoken word and not a book, I have a certain image cemented in my head of EXACTLY how that nursery rhyme should look. This almost always leads to disappointment, because I want everything to have that enchanted quality that's going on in my head, and it hardly every happens.

This book comes pretty close to perfect for me. I love the large, classical illustrations and the mix of fantasy, reality, and everything in between. And Humpty Dumpty is just as snooty as I imagined him to be, which makes my day.
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"Gustafson, Scott. Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose (2007). This book brought back amazing memories from my childhood. It has all the classic nursery rhymes I remembered and more. The book is a compilation of classic children's rhymes such as Jack and Jill; Humpty Dumpty; Three Blind Mice; and Wee Willy Winkie; to Little Jack Horner, Peter Piper; Old King Cole; and Little Boy Blue. I was very impressed with the way the rhymes were illustrated and the quality of the printing. Great artwork. The illustrations are so detailed that they could speak for themselves. The print is large and easy to read, both for adults and for young readers. It is a must-have book for all children, in my opinion. This is the best nursery rhyme book I have seen in a long time.
Target audience: For children 5-8.
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"I work in the youth department of my library, and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes are a staple of our storytimes with toddlers and preschoolers. The library carries more than a few collections of Mother Goose rhymes, illustrated by a good many artists, but to my mind, this one stands out because of Scott Gustafson's magnificent illustrations. Not only are they colorful and wonderfully well crafted, but they are also imaginative and fun. For instance, in the picture for "Simple Simon," the pieman is a gruff-looking gorilla, and Little Jack Horner is a young rhino. This book now accompanies me to most of my storytimes, and I have told many parents about it. Jess- O.

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