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Humpty Dumpty and Friends: Nursery Rhymes for the Young at Heart

2.95  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Meet old favorites like Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee and, of course, Humpty Dumpty. Then make new friends with some less-known rhymes like Robin the Bobbin, the Three Wise Men of Gotham, and the Lion and the Unicorn. Oleg Lipchenko has selected twenty traditional rhymes to illustrate with his enormously skillful and witty images. Perfect for gift-giving, this book demands t ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Tundra Books
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Randie D. Camp, M.S.
Lipchenko's collection is a refreshing balance between popular and lesser-known nursery rhymes. You could spend days gazing at his illustrations and still not see everything, the detail and quality is that great. While, I enjoy this book very much, I am not sure that it would appeal to young children. Appreciating this book takes time and thought.
Jim Erekson
Dec 17, 2015 Jim Erekson rated it really liked it
Lipchenko's inclusion of obscure rhymes alongside a few old favorites, and his turning upside down of our typical expectations of images and tone makes this an excellent work of postmodern picturebook art! I enjoyed his darker illustrations, with a clear tip of his hat to past illustrators of Lewis Carroll, and to his own illustrations of the same. His dreamscape illustrations meld the pair of rhymes on each spread into one grand panoply. The busy backgrounds and multiple narratives in the illus ...more
Sean Fowler
Nov 12, 2014 Sean Fowler rated it liked it
I don't quite understand the title of the book. It is Humpty Dumpty and friends, but the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme only makes up a fraction of this book. It should just be called Nursery Rhymes. Anyways, this book had many different nursery rhymes with illustrations for each. The illustrations were done well, but they were a bit creepy and probably scary for a young kid to read. I would recommend this book to a parent to use as a reference for telling nursery rhymes, but not for a kid to read.
Nancy Jo Lambert
The illustrations for these classic nursery rhymes are wonderful. However, some of the nursery rhymes are not the most popular, and therefore detract from the enjoyment of this picture book. Also, while the illustrations are really well done, they are not necessarily super attractive to young kids.

The very last nursery rhyme at the end adds a nice bedtime tale feel to the book.
Sharlet Mullen
Feb 05, 2013 Sharlet Mullen rated it did not like it
Not my favorite of picture books because of the story has always been such a happy picture to me and this book is not happy.
Worth checking out for the odd, quirky illustrations and some of the more unfamiliar nursery rhymes.
Brandy Gilbertson
Mar 02, 2013 Brandy Gilbertson rated it did not like it
Shelves: folklore
The illustrations in this book were a little creepy. The characters were illustrated like humans and they were just odd.
Miss Melissa
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Oct 18, 2010
Feb 21, 2013 Brittney rated it it was ok
Nursery rhymes but they seemed unorganized
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Shelves: folklore
This book is written in poetic form.
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Feb 12, 2011 Adrienne rated it really liked it
Great illustrations.
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Shane Lepage
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Feb 21, 2013 Candace rated it it was ok
Shelves: folklore
good pictures but wouldn't us in my classroom
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Oleg Lipchenko is a member of the Ukrainian Union of Artists. Now based in Toronto, he paints primarily in oils. His superb technique and strong sense of design reflect his background in architecture. Oleg Lipchenko’s has had thirty exhibitions in Canada and Europe. A member of the Lewis Carroll Society, his fresh view of Alice has the group’s approval.
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