Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother Goose

Wee Sing Mother Goose
by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp

This is both the book and CD of Mother Goose rhymes that you can sing along with. There are 71 rhymes and each rhyme has the words and the musical notes, and there are also additional verses to the songs that you may or may not be familiar with. Each rhyme also has a little picture of an animal acting out the rhyme. The CD is one hour long.

Mother Goose Unplucked: Crazy Comics, Zany Activities, Nutty Facts, & Other Twisted Takes on Childhood Favorites
by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Claudia Davila

Within this book are fairy tales and rhymes that are retold in some very interesting ways, and there are some activities that are tale and rhyme themed that you can attempt with your friends, such as “Kiss the Frog” where you are blindfolded and have to kiss the frog (where you kiss the frog determines how many points you receive). There are also some recipes, riddles, comics, jokes and plenty of different kinds of games and activities to try. At the very end of the book, there is a “What’s Your Fairy Tale Personality?” Quiz where you can answer the questions to find out what fairy tale character you would be.

The Neat Line: Scribbling Through Mother Goose
by Pamela Duncan Edwards and illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal

There once was a baby scribble that great into a “neat line.” Then one day the neat line decided to go into a real book and chose Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. The line talks to the characters of the rhymes, but the rhyme is also there. When Little Boy Blue loses the sheep, the line turns into a trumpet that helps bring them back. Then the line becomes a path that leads to the well for Jack and Jill so that they don’t go rolling back down the hill. The line also helps in Mary’s garden and Little Miss Muffet with her spider problem. Then the line becomes the Man in the Moon and calls it a night.

Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose: One Hundred Best-Loved Verses

Mary Engelbreit has chosen one hundred of her favorite Mother Goose rhymes and illustrated them. She starts with the Mother Goose rhyme, and the illustrations that she drew to go with the rhymes are very detailed, colorful, and beautiful

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