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by Gyo Fujikawa
Pat-a-Cake,” “Simple Simon,” “Rock-a-bye, Baby:” these and the many other rhymes that make up Mother Goose have become almost as much a staple of child-rearing as the rattle and the bottle. Little ones love its mix of lullabies and limericks, humor and sing-song verse, and they learn from it too. Gyo Fujikawa brought her inimitable style to this version, which features a m ...more
Hardcover, 130 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Sterling
(first published 1968)
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My grandparents gave me this book when I was three years old. I still have it, although it is near shreds. I loved it so much that I recently bought a clean copy from ebay. Still, I can't bear to part with my original copy. My sister and I spent hours staring at the pictures and imagining ourselves there - holding an alphabet letter, living in the shoe, sleeping under the moon. Gyo Fujikawa is a master illustrator and the Mother Goose rhymes wouldn't be the same without her interpretation.
Aug 07, 2008 Alanna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone with children or expecting children
This is the best Mother Goose book. The pictures are so cute. I read this to my daughter almost every night and she absolutely loved it. When we got to "I see the moon" she would start to tear up and whimper because she knew it was time for bed. I am so glad they rereleased it so other children can enjoy. Would make a great baby shower gift!
Paul is currently obsessed with the end papers in this book, which are lovely. He goes through and points to all the animals and then I say the name of the animal and he says the noise it makes. We haven't read the whole thing together, but he likes looking at all the pictures. This is a really nice, comprehensive collection of nursery rhymes.
Pretty much every human looks the same, with little black eyes and dopey grin. A lot included, but some odd choices of rhymes (and some curious omissions, like "A Diller, a Dollar" and "Hickety Pickety, My Black Hen"). Overall, not one of the best collections out there.
Dec 07, 2015 Siskiyou-Suzy rated it it was ok
I like the art a lot. I'm looking for a Mother Goose collection to have as my go-to. I almost thought it'd be this one. But then I read Ipsey Wipsey Spider. What? Nobody says that. I don't care where it came from, nobody says that. It's Itsy Bitsy Spider. That's just what most everybody says.
I am reading this to Joey and he LOVES it (at age 4). It's filled with hundreds of Mother Goose poems, most of which I've never heard before. So it's not your typical Mother Goose with the ones everyone knows. They are great poems for kids, and the illustrations are fabulous!
Oh, how I love this book! I wish I could live in the painting inside the front cover. It's beautiful. I've looked at dozens of Mother Goose books, and this one outshines them all. It recently came back into print, and I think I'll get a copy for each of my children. Beautiful!
Gyo Fujikawa was an American illustrator and children's book author. A prolific creator of more than 50 books for children, her work is regularly in reprint and has been translated into 17 languages and published in 22 countries. Her most popular books, Babies and Baby Animals, have sold over 1.7 million copies in the U.S. Fujikawa is recognized for being the earliest mainstream illustrator of pic ...moreMore about Gyo Fujikawa...