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Title:
Humpty Dumpty and other rhymes

My very first Mother Goose

My very first Mother Goose.
Title:
Humpty Dumpty and other rhymes
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Publisher Info:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, c1996.
Physical Description:
unp. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Series:
My very first Mother Goose

My very first Mother Goose.
General Note:
On board pages.
Abstract:
Eight classic nursery rhymes are retold with colorful illustrations, including Humpty Dumpty, Hickety, pickety, my black hen, Little Jack Horner, and others.
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Summary

Summary

These four bright board books, based on "My Very First Mother Goose", the award-winning classic, bring the timeless rhymes to the youngest children in a user-friendly format featuring large letters, a generous page size, and sturdy board pages. Full color.


Author Notes

Iona Margaret Opie was born on October 13, 1923. During World War II, she made meteorological maps in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She married Peter Opie in 1943. Together they collected children's rhymes, riddles, and street culture. Their books included I Saw Esau, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, Children's Games in Street and Playground, and The Classic Fairy Tales.

After her husband's death in 1982, she continued the work alone. Her books included The People in the Playground, Tail Feathers from Mother Goose, Here Comes Mother Goose, A Dictionary of Superstitions, and Children's Games with Things. Her son Robert collaborated with her on The Treasures of Childhood. She was made CBE in 1999. She died on October 23, 2017 at the age of 94.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS‘These two board-book spin-offs each present eight rhymes selected from Opie's My Very First Mother Goose (Candlewick, 1996). The smaller format with colored pages is congenial, though the reduction of the art and the elimination of details from the much larger volume sometimes create a sense of vagueness about the characters or events in the rhymes. Overall, though, Wells's cheerful animal characters and domestic scenes will appeal to children in spite of small losses in clarity. And if the pictures no longer illuminate some of the rhymes so generously, the lilt of the language has accounted for their abiding appeal anyway.‘Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. Originally presented by Opie and Wells in My Very First Mother Goose (1995), these rhymes are now offered in board-book format. Bunnies, pigs, cats, mice and more make merry, whether they're running up the clock, jumping over the moon, or falling off a wall. Each rhyme and its accompanying illustrations are winningly displayed against bright backdrops, framed in boxes, or nestled between homey borders. "Dickory Dickory Dock" inspires a charming scene of a cat catching a nap in a comfy armchair while a mouse takes advantage by nibbling at cheese. Some of the less well known Mother Goose rhymes do sound archaic or too quaint, but there are plenty of other poems to take up the slack. --Denia Hester