McElderry Book of Mother Goose (Mcelderry Books) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-02-15 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 3 user ratings

" Not appropriate for my three year old, some old classics but also some of the darker tales. Well organized for an older reader. " said.

" This definitely had some rare rhymes and that was nice, but it was just okay. " said.

" A refreshing collection of Mother Goose rhymes; some are familiar, while others are rarely included in such collections, but make for entertaining reading. Each rhyme is illustrated in full color. Must see! " said.

" Not what I was expecting, most of these are nursery rhymes that very, very few people are familiar with. According to the endpapers and to the Author's Note, these REALLY are from Mother Goose. " said.

" Loved the first half of the book, the second half had rhymes that are most certainly not for small children. Some of them are quite sad or dark. Read through it first if you intend to read it to a child, so you can skip over those rhymes. " said.

" This is an entertaining collection of nursery rhymes, some of which are commonly known. Many of the rhymes we had never heard of before and several of them made us say, "hmmm..." after we read them. The illustrations are colorful and cartoonish and although there are quite a number of poems in this book, it was not hard for us to read the entire book at one time. We enjoyed reading this book together and I thought it was interesting to see some rhymes that have faded into obscurity. " said.

"So interestingly enough, I've just recently decided to make Mother Goose a larger part of my story but I was worried how I was going to incorporate her rhymes since they are so small. As luck would have it, I happened upon this book while checking in materials at the library where I work.

On my lunch break I sat down to read it and it was WONDERFUL! Petra Mathers went out of her way to collect some of the more obscure and darker Mother Goose rhymes and she did a great job! These are so strange and delightful! Definitely potential here!
" said.

"Mathers, Petra. The McElderry Book of Mother Goose (2012). Author, Petra Mathers, provides a compilation of well-known and not-so-well known nursery rhymes. Each rhyme is clever and witty , telling silly and interesting stories embedded with lessons and history. The painted illustrations are lively and purposeful for each rhyme’s tale, with some fully coloring the page while others are placed in niches drawing your eye to where the rhyme’s main character is waiting. Each rhyme is delightful, although due to some dark content and antiquated language, explanation of the context may be necessary. Ages 6-12. " said.

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