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My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts

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All your favorite nursery rhymes, songs, and concepts illustrated by popular artist David McPhail--the perfect shower, birthday, or Christmas gift for babies and toddlers.

Enter the beloved world of Mother Goose with the whimsical illustrations of David McPhail. Here classic rhymes come to life with energy, humor, and the sweetest charm.With a loveable cast of zoo and farm
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Roaring Brook Press
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Barbara
Nov 17, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing
New parents will want to add this title to their home library book shelves although it won't spend much time on those shelves. Instead, they will find themselves reaching again and again for the volume in order to share their own childhood nursery rhymes with their own children while also possibly creating memories and new favorites for them. David McPhail has chosen some of his favorites read or recited by his mother, and his fondness for the verses shines through in the delicately-colored ...more
Mara Loventhal
Oct 10, 2016 Mara Loventhal rated it it was amazing
Title: My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts
Author: David McPhail
Illustrator: David McPhail
Genre: Nursery Rhymes, Songs, Rhymes,
Theme(s):
Opening line/sentence: Sing, dance, and romp through David McPhail’s collection of beloved Mother Goose Ryes.
Brief Book Summary:This book is essentially a collection of nursery rhymes, songs and pictures that allow children to learn about colors, shapes, the alphabet and different types of transportation. The pictures in this
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Alexandra Duca

Title: My Mother Goose
Author: David McPhail
Genre: Book of Nursery Rhymes
Theme(s): Rhymes, Opposites, Colors, Vocabulary
Opening line/sentence: “Boys and girls come out to play the moon doth shine on bright as day.”
Brief Book Summary: This book encompasses all of the classical favorite nursery rhymes with the addition of McPhails illustrations. The nursery rhymes come to life with a great deal of energy, humor and loveable nature of the stories and illustrations as well.
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Rudy Regalado
Sep 28, 2016 Rudy Regalado rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nursery
Awards: None

Grade Level: 2-5 years

Summary: This book contains so much that it is pretty hard to summarize it one shot. It is a big collection of nursery rhymes, songs, and pictures that span many different characters and tales over its pages. It also has counting and alphabet activities inside as well.

Review: This book is great for kids! Not only is it jam packed with content, but a lot of the rhymes and songs are classics that kids will be instantly familiar with. For the others that they aren
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Tiffiny Federico
This is a collection of nursery rhymes, retold and illustrated by David McPhail, is written for pre-K to first grade children. Most of them are familiar (“Old Mother Hubbard”, “Hey Diddle Diddle”, etc.) and some are new to me (“As I went to Bonner”, “Great A, Little a”, etc.). A few of the familiar rhymes include verses I haven’t heard before: “Jack and Jill went up the hill/ To fetch a pail of water; / Jack fell down and broke his crown, / And Jill came tumbling after. / Up Jack got, and home ...more
Paula
Jan 27, 2014 Paula rated it really liked it
This is a sizable collection (over 60) of well-known and less familiar Mother Goose rhymes. The verses follow a natural flow: similarly themed rhymes, such as bakers and pie men and lost sheep and black sheep, are grouped together. Basic pre-school concepts such as shapes, A-B-Cs, colors, and opposites are also interspersed throughout this volume that is meant to be shared with child and parent or caretaker. The enchanting watercolor illustrations feature anthropomorphic animals that are warm ...more
Great Books
Feb 18, 2015 Great Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: birth-4
All your favorite nursery rhymes, songs, and concepts illustrated by popular artist David McPhail--the perfect shower, birthday, or Christmas gift for babies and toddlers.
Boys and Girls are invited to come and play with the classic rhymes. McPhail’s lovely illustrations creates lively nursery characters with humor, and charm. The friendly characters and fluffy creatures make concepts like getting dressed and shapes fun to learn. My Mother Goose brings humor and early vocabulary to classic nurse
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Ruth Ann
Sep 09, 2014 Ruth Ann rated it it was amazing
Kids will love David McPhail's illustrations - warm, fun, colorful and lots of cute animals!
Parents will love this book because it contains most of all the favorite nursery rhymes plus concepts like shapes, numbers, colors, clothing, and counting. If you are just starting to build a child's library, this is definitely a great pick.
Kelly Ford
Oct 22, 2015 Kelly Ford rated it really liked it
A lovely collection of nursery rhymes. I love how the pictures are not too detailed, and how the pages are set up. I would recommend this book to any of my Toddler Time parents who are looking for a book of rhymes to use at home.
Susan
Jan 08, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
Not the best Mother goose I've seen (FYI: best is still Richard Scarry's - with classics like "Dr. Fell" and "Taffy was a Welshman Taffy was a thief"). But who can resist David McPhail's illustrations? 3 stars for words, 6 stars for pictures. Everybody say awwwwwww...
Wendy
Oct 23, 2013 Wendy rated it it was amazing
One of the best Mother Goose collections I've seen in a long time. David McPhail's art is enchanting and this book offers awide selection of traditional rhymes plus concepts such as colors, counting, etc. A perfect baby gift.
Gps
Jan 19, 2014 Gps rated it really liked it
Wonderful illustrations..and the nursery rhymes are all in McPhail's book…just a delight to read, and read aloud….enjoy!
Jennifer
Nov 07, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-at-heart
Reading Mother Goose as an adult really makes you think about what you are reading to children. The captions in the drawings make the book! (Especially Peter Pumpkin Eater!)
Kyra Harwell
Jan 05, 2014 Kyra Harwell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Each nursery rhyme is written exactly as I remember it from childhood. Every child should have this in his or her home library!
Debby Baumgartner
Collection of Mother Goose rhymes, with sections on the alphabet, color, shapes, action words, and transportation.
Tracy
Nov 12, 2013 Tracy rated it really liked it
This is a nice collection, kind of small, but nicely illustrated.
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David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. He is now an award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States. McPhail has garnered many prestigious awards, including a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year ...more
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