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My Very First Mother Goose

Written by Iona Opie & illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Published by Candlewick Press
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1996-08-30
Publication Date
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Pages
1-4
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What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

To a small child, words are magical. And the most magical of all are the beloved, venerable words of Mother Goose. Now folklorist Iona Opie has gathered more than sixty treasured rhymes in their most perfect, honest form. From “Hey Diddle, Diddle” and “Pat-a-Cake” to “Little Jack Horner” and “Pussycat, Pussycat,” these are familiar verses that have been passed from parent to child for generations; these are the rhymes that are every child’s birthright. With watercolors by Rosemary Wells that may prove equally enduring, MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE captures the simple joy and the sly humor that are the essence of Mother Goose. Parents and children will find themselves exploring this volume together, savoring delightful details and funny surprises on every page. This is a book that promises hours of quiet smiles and merry grins for readers of all ages.

What Kind of Book is My Very First Mother Goose

Themes:
homeschooling
Mother Goose
Categories:
classics
Genres:
nursery rhymes
fiction
poetry
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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5.75 / 7.0

This is an utter classic in my opinion—Rosemary Well’s signature illustration style is a lovely complement to this (quite thick) book of nursery rhymes.

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Who Wrote My Very First Mother Goose

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Iona Opie
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Who Illustrated My Very First Mother Goose

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Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells’s career as an author and illustrator spans more than thirty years and 120 books. She has won numerous awards and has given readers such unforgettable characters as Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. rosemarywells.com

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780763688912
Publication Date:
September 27, 2016
Original Publication Date:
August 30, 1996
Original Publisher:
Candlewick Press
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0763688916

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