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My Very First Mother Goose

Written by Iona Opie and illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Published by Candlewick
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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.

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Who Wrote My Very First Mother Goose

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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Did This Book Win Any Awards

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  • 1996 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1564026205
ISBN 13:
9781564026200
Publication Date:
September 2, 1996