New York Times bestseller!
From the warm and colorful imagination of Mary Engelbreit comes a Mother Goose book bursting with warmth and humor.
This highly illustrated hardcover treasury includes everyone’s favorite time-honored characters—Little Bo-Peep, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Jack and Jill, and many, many more. Readers will enjoy Mary Engelbreit’s interpretations of the mouse running up the clock, piggies going to market, and children dancing ‘round the mulberry bush.
With one hundred rhymes in all, all lavishly illustrated in Mary Engelbreit’s signature style, this collection of time-honored verses is truly a book to treasure. Makes an excellent gift for baby showers, new parents, and other special occasions!
Special features include: • An introduction from children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus • A note from Mary Engelbreit about the process of creating the book • An index of first lines—easy to track down your favorite rhyme!
If you’re looking for a collection of nursery rhymes, then this is one. And if you’re looking for a book full of Mary Engelbreit’s recognizable art, then this is that too. I find that I don’t enjoy reading this with my kids, mostly because the rhymes themself are kind of quantity, not quality. Let’s be honest: a lot of classic Mother Goose nursery rhymes are just weird and don’t make sense.
<p>Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. She has authored and illustrated several <em>New York Times</em> bestselling titles, including <em>The Night Before Christmas</em>, <em>Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose</em>, and <em>Mary Engelbreit’s A Merry Little Christmas</em>. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions. Her designs can be found on gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. </p>