Synopses & Reviews
andlt;b andgt;Mother Goose gets a makeover in this vibrant new collection of childhood classics.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This innovative Mother Goose collection combines family favorites with less well-known rhymes in a bright, new package. Here Little Miss Muffet and her tuffet meet Gregory Griggs and his twenty-seven wigs, and the cat and the fiddle are not the only music-makersand#8212;thereand#8217;s also Terrence McDiddler the Three-Stringed Fiddler.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; From and#8220;Hickory, Dickory Dockand#8221;andnbsp;to and#8220;Higgelty, Piggelty Pop,and#8221;andnbsp;Petra Mathers and herandnbsp;vivid, quirky illustrations capture theandnbsp;timeless joy andandnbsp;cleverness that are inherentlyandnbsp;Mother Goose.andnbsp;This modern collection of Mother Goose classics promises to enchant and delight a new generation of nursery rhyme readers.
"This fourth title in the McElderry Books series following compilations of Greek myths, Aesop's fables, and Grimm's fairy tales features more than 50 Mother Goose rhymes, illustrated in watercolor by Mathers with humor and emotional sensitivity. Joining familiar rhymes like 'Hickory, Dickory, Dock' and 'The Queen of Hearts' are many less-known selections, which often have somber subjects. Deaths and other injuries aren't uncommon ('Little Betty Pringle, she had a pig./ He was not very little and not very big./ When he was alive, he lived in clover,/ But now he's dead and that's all over'), but they appear alongside rhymes comic, comforting, and clever to create a full, rich collection. Ages 6 10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Petra Mathers is the author and illustrator of many childrenand#8217;s books, including her beloved Lottie series. andlt;iandgt;Lottieand#8217;s New Beach Towelandlt;/iandgt; was Book of the Year for andlt;iandgt;Parenting Magazineandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Lottieand#8217;s New Friendandlt;/iandgt; was named a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; Best Illustrated Book and won the Silver Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators. She lives in Astoria, Oregon.