Hey, Mama Goose
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Hey, Mama Goose

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  9 reviews
When the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe runs out of room for her big family, she turns to her trusted real estate agent. Mama Goose has the perfect house: Snow White's cottage, complete with seven small beds. Snow White and the dwarfs take over Rapunzel's castle; Rapunzel moves in with Rumpelstiltskin, who spins her hair into gold; and so on, until all of the residents of F...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 3rd 2005 by Dutton Juvenile
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Nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters (Jack & Jill, Rapunzel, Snow White, the Three Bears, and more) find reasons to leave their homes and move into other characters’ houses. The bouncy, rhyming text paints a silly scenario that will entertain children who are already familiar with the characters. Chollat’s mixed-media illustrations are bright and colorful but primitive in style with unattractive, elongated, rubbery-looking limbs on most characters. Despite that, kids will enjoy this fun r...more
Amanda Behrends
Summary - The story follows famed nursery rhyme and fairytale characters as they move into new homes only to realize how perfect their original home was.
Curriculum Connections - Rhyming words, making connections, practice with identifying different word categories (noun, verb, adjective, etc.).
Personal Reaction - I liked this book because it did pull in so many other classic stories.
Visual Appeal - Beautiful bright illustrations with lots of details to take in and enhance the text.
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What a cute book! Classic fairy tale characters move among each others homes in search of something more comfy. It all starts with the old lady in the shoe who is directed by Mama Goose to Snow White's cottage, who in turn heads off, with all 7 dwarfs, to the castle of Rapunzel. Each set of characters in turn displaces another until finally the Old Lady decides, "It's time to GO BACK!"

A funny book to share aloud with kids who are familiar with the different fairy tales.
Zachary Alcorn
I really liked how this book went through every nursery rhyme and connected them all. It was really interesting to see that. You can go all over the place but in the end there is still no place like home because they all ended back in the shoe. If you read all the stories separate and then read this book it would be interesting to see if the children can tell you what story the part of the book is from.
A nice fractured fairy tale that basically entails a lot of moving by various fairy tale characters. The lesson that is wrapped up in the story is one of appreciating what you have when you have it. It's not so very different from the famous quote from the 1939 movie adaptation of The Wizard of Oz; there's no place like home.
I found this book on the shelves at the library and just couldn't NOT check it out! I love that this book of Latino folklore is so accessible to young English speakers. The poems are written in both English and Spanish. I can't wait to show this to my friend who teaches Kindergarten Dual-Language!!!
Mrs Bond
Imagine every fairy tale happening at the same time, all intermingled, with Mama Goose as your realtor. And throw in a bit of "the grass isn't always greener on the other side" kind of message. That is this book.
This could be a cute one for early elementary students who are learning fairy tales and nursery rhymes. #shelfchallenge
A fun look at how one Mother Goose rhyme affects another!
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