Synopses & Reviews
Pity poor Humpty Dumpty. He's had a great fall, but..."He's in an H.M.O. Get some of the King's horses and a few of the King's men." Witty and irreverent, these cartoons from The New Yorker take a hilarious second look at our most beloved childhood stories and rhymes. More than 80 selections by such legendary artists as George Booth, Leo Cullum, George Price, and Jack Ziegler--including several cartoons never before published--are accompanied by the original nursery rhymes. The introduction by editor Bobbye S. Goldstein provides a brief overview of the history of cartoons.
Witty and irreverent, these cartoons from "The New Yorker" take a hilarious second look at our most beloved childhood stories and rhymes. More than 80 selections are accompanied by the original nursery rhymes. 82 cartoons.
Table of Contents
Hey diddle diddle -- Hickory, dickory, dock -- Little Bo-Peep -- Jack and Jill -- Little Jack Horner -- Mary had a little lamb -- Old Mother Hubbard and her dog -- Goldilicks and the three bears -- Pease porridge -- Old King Cole -- Humpty Dumpty -- This little piggy -- Three blind mice -- Jack and the beanstalk -- Peter piper -- Rich man, poor man -- Rock-a-bye-baby -- Sing a song of sixpence -- Crooked man -- Old woman in a shoe -- Owl and the pussy-cat -- Little red riding hood -- Star light -- Old Mother Goose and the golden egg -- Three little pigs -- From the desk of Mother Goose.