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Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
An illustrated collection of poems, fables, and stories for the nursery, with an emphasis on traditional tales.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 26th 1986 by Putnam Juvenile (first published 1986)
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Fibersian
May 29, 2014 Fibersian rated it it was amazing
Of course we need nursery rhyme books. Celebrate the rhythm and history of the culture of expressing our world with words.
Theresa
May 21, 2011 Theresa rated it really liked it
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To go with dePaola's art, there are fairy tales, fables, and a few poems. The fairy tales are pitched for small kids. For example, the wolf doesn't eat the 3 little pigs, and he doesn't get boiled. (Sorry, was that a spoiler?) This is perfect for my 3-year-old who is ready for a story with a real narrative arc, but still needs a picture on every page.
Karen
Sep 15, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Children and their parents
Recommended to Karen by: Don't know
I'm wondering how some of those stories became DePaola's favorites...some were a bit pointless. But overall it is a great book. This kids enjoyed reading a story every day.
Jen
Apr 12, 2010 Jen rated it it was ok
I do not like this book's "updated" nursery tales. Yuck.
Leila
Sep 27, 2007 Leila rated it really liked it
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Tomie de Paola knocks it outta the ballpark again.
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Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children.
He's been published for 40 years and has written and/or illustrated over 200 books, including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers.
Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure.
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