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My First Nursery Book

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A true masterpiece of book design and illustration for beginning readers, this collection pairs well-known nursery tales with uniquely beautiful period illustrations that look as fresh and vital today as they did six decades ago, when the book was first published in Great Britain. Never before published in the United States, My First Nursery Book features four beloved stor ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Harry N. Abrams (first published August 25th 2008)
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Kaye Cloutman
May 28, 2009 Kaye Cloutman rated it it was ok
This book is a bit of a quandary when it comes to determining if it is a wise addition to your children’s library. First of all, the opening poem, “Who killed Cock Robin?” may not be the best poem to include as the first one in the book, considering there are several other poems they could have picked for little ones that are not so focused on dark words such as “blood…kill…die…grave.” For a nursery book, this poem is a bit incongruous, particularly as an opener. However, whatever quality is lac ...more
Feb 28, 2009 Katie rated it liked it
Includes 4 favorites: Who Killed Cock Robin?; The Gingerbread Man; Three Little Pigs; and The Three Bears.

Retro illustrations remind me of Paul Galdone's interpretations of some of these same tales.
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