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Here Comes Mother Goose (Mother Goose Series)

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From the award-winning creators of MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE, an invitation to the simple joy and the sly humor that are the essence of Mother Goose.

Spread the word—here comes Mother Goose—and with her comes an entire procession of best-loved nursery rhyme characters, including Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Simple Simon, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Tommy Tucker, the Queen of H
Hardcover, 108 pages
Published October 6th 1999 by Candlewick Press (first published 1999)
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Dec 31, 2016 Zainab rated it really liked it
Shelves: rhymes, poems
The love listening to the rhymes.
Chris Lutz
Feb 16, 2016 Chris Lutz rated it really liked it
Title: Here Comes Mother Goose
Author: Iona Opie
Illustrator: Rosemary Wells
Genre: Nursery Rhymes/Mother Goose
Theme(s): Nursery rhymes, children’s poetry
Opening line/sentence: “I’m a little teapot, short and stout, here’s my handle, here’s my spout”
Brief Book Summary: This book goes through a number of classic nursery rhymes including “I’m a little teapot” and “1, 2, Buckle my shoe.” This also accompanies those stories with illustrations of animals to go along with the stories.
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Oct 23, 2016 Theresa rated it liked it
Shelves: nursery
1. Here Comes Mother Goose does not have an award.
2. The appropriate grade level would be preschool and kindergarten.
3. This book is a collection of classic nursery rhymes such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and 1, 2, Buckle my Shoe. There are four chapters filled with rhymes with beautiful illustrations such as an elephant jumping, ducks in a bath tub, cats wearing dresses and suits, and etc.
4. I love all the humorous pictures on each page of a nursery rhyme. It was nice reading some old rhymes
Jacquelyn Arbegast
This book again has many of the classic nursery rhymes. This one has a different way of illustrating the stories which makes them more interesting to read.
Nicole Lamb
Nov 18, 2012 Nicole Lamb rated it liked it
Picture Book Critique #16

Here Comes Mother Goose
Edited By: Iona Opie

1. Picture Book Genre: Mother Goose

2. Brief Summary: Here Comes Mother Goose combines the brilliant collection of nursery rhymes with bright and humorous illustrations to make reading these tales fun and exciting all over again. Organized into four distinct chapters this book is flooded with nursery rhymes that are both wildly familiar as well as some that may have been forgotten over the years. Combined with vivid illustration
Dec 08, 2011 Ashley rated it liked it
1. Mother Goose
2. A massive collection of your favorite nursery rhymes from the best story teller of all time, Mother Goose herself. With adorable pictures and classic rhymes your young readers will want to read this one again and again. Soon they will be turning the pages and reading it on their own because of the easy repetition this book contains.
3. Critique
a. The overall collection of rhymes collected here is reminiscent of my favorite mother goose stories as a little girl. The illustrations
Lizeth Velazquez
Apr 10, 2014 Lizeth Velazquez rated it it was amazing
Shelves: etech545class-2
Opie, Iona (Editor). Here Comes Mother Goose (1999). Mother Goose represents a collection of nursery rhymes/songs, children's poetry, and nonsense verses. The very first pages tell the history of how Mother Goose gleaned songs, poems, and rhymes over many many years by listening in to men, women, grandpas singing and children playing in Europe, and would make a mental note of it as either they or she would pass by, hence the expression "Here comes Mother Goose", and you would know what she was u ...more
Sep 21, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
1. The genre this book belongs is picture book- Mother Goose.
2. This book consists of over fifty-five famous mother goose nursery rhymes. It includes characters like Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Simple Simon, the Queen of Hearts, etc. There is no real summary to this book because every page or two has a nursery rhyme on it.
3. A) One of the strengths of this book are the great illustrations that connect with each rhyme.
B) I feel the illustrations connect well with the rhymes because they give jus
Dec 10, 2011 Amber rated it liked it
Genre: Picture Book- Mother Goose
Summary: This book is a collection of all of our favorite traditional Mother Goose stories that have been passed down through many generations.
Critique: Rhyme and Repetition
Mother Goose rhymes are wonderful for young children beginning to read because of their rhyme and repetition. It turns the story into a song-like poem, which are easier to remember. Children are able to practice reading this type of writing over and over to gain fluency in their reading. Thi
Sara Hannon
1. Picture book/Mother Goose

2. A collection of sixty Mother Goose tales, illustrated and compiled to create a nice book of rhymes.

3. While this book's collection of tales and rhymes is nice, with a variety of rhymes and illustrations, it does have several issues: the use of contractions in a children's book, and the bizarre use of "chapters". First is the contractions. For a children's book that is read to a child, contractions are occassionally okay, but if that child is going to use this book
Dec 06, 2012 Caitlin rated it really liked it
Citation: Here Comes Mother Goose, edited by Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells. (Candlewick Press, 1999) 107 p. Mother Goose Picture book.
Summary: Iona Opie selects many of Mother Goose’s traditional rhymes, as well as some that are less well-known. The rhymes are presented, often times in shorter versions, sometimes with transposed verses, in large bold fonts, sometimes over several pages.

Critique: a) Rosemary Wells’ illustrations take a modern approach to the traditional Mother Goose r
Dec 08, 2012 Alicia rated it really liked it

Genre: Mother Goose

Summary: A collection of Mother Goose poems accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

Area for comment: Language and form

B. The clear rhyming technique makes the language in this text easy to read and understandable, as well as provides readers with a basic poetry form to follow. The text along with its illustrations, really enable students to understand the rhyming scheme as well as comprehend the meaning of each poem.

C. On page 36, the poem about Dusty Bill, follows a very basi
Nov 06, 2012 Candice rated it it was ok
1. Genre: Mother Goose Picture Book

2. Summary: This book incorporates a collection of nursery rhymes including four chapters: 1, 2, Buckle My Shoe, Old Mother Hubbard, As I was going to St. Ives, and I Danced with the Girl. Illustrations are included to help show the meaning of the rhymes and grab the children's attention.

3. Critique:
a) The greatest part of this book is the variety of nursery rhymes in the book, and each one is illustrated.
b) There are numerous nursery rhymes in each chapte
Nicole Disilvestro

1. This book is a Mother Goose book.
2. This book is comprised of all different nursery rhymes. It has many of the famous nursery rhymes that a lot of people are familiar with and it also has some folk rhymes.
3. (A) I think this book has very accurate Mother Goose stories. A lot of these nursery rhymes help teach lessons and morals. Most of them have a lot of rhyme and rhythm. I think this book is a great example of a Mother Goose picture book.
(B) I think this is a very appropriate Mother Goose
Dec 09, 2011 Johnny rated it it was ok
Title: Here Comes Mother Goose
Author: Edited by Iona Opie
Illustrated by: Rosemary Wells
Genre: Mother Goose

Summary: A collection of children’s nursery rhymes

A.This critique addresses the illustrations in Here Comes Mother Goose.

B.The Mother Goose rhymes are brought to life by large scale illustrations, beautifully drawn in bright colors. Also, some of the drawings serve to illustrate a humorist twist the author to gives to some of the rhymes. For example, the nursery rhyme What are Little Girls M
Dec 09, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it
1. Genre: Mother Goose
2. This is a classic collection of Mother Goose Rhymes coupled with fun, loveable pictures that make reading fun and easy.
3. Critique:
a. The entire collection here is fantastic, and the pictures make the book all the more enjoyable.
b. The pictures are very antiquated in their coloring, which I love because it lends a homey and conformable feel to the book. The images on the pagers make you just want to hug them! The pictures are fitting, however, since these rhymes have b
Melanie Soble
1. This book would fall under the category of a picture book, mother goose.
2. Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells team up to retell classic mother goose rhymes. As the illustrator, Rosemary Wells includes many memorable characters to add to Tiona Opie’s Mother Goose selections. Remember fun rhymes and meet new ones in this amazing collection.
3. critique
a. The strongest part of this book is the illustrations.
b. The animals that Rosemary Wells creates to depict the different rhymes are whimsical and
Nov 05, 2012 Brittany rated it really liked it
Genre: mother goose Picture book

Summary: this book contains over 80 pages worth of timeless nursery rhymes with excellent imagery to accompany the text.

A.The greatest strength of this book is the large, vibrant illustrations that accompany the text of the nursery rhymes.
B. of these amazing illustrations, the ones that stand out the most are the illustrations that almost seem life-like and immediately tell the story in their own way.
C. Specifically, chapter three "As I was gong to st. Ives" , di
Oct 25, 2012 Diana rated it liked it
Here Comes Mother Goose by Iona Opie

1. Genre: Mother Goose Picture Book

2. Summary: This book contains a wonderful selection of traditional nursery rhymes, illustrated by Rosemary Wells.

3. Critique:
a. Area for comment: The imaginative illustrations are perfectly balanced with the text, making it a book that children will want to read over and over.

b. Comment: The beautiful drawings with bright colors are fun to look at. They enhance the traditional nursery rhymes by taking imagination to a new
Apr 29, 2008 Mary rated it liked it
Shelves: mother-goose, lis-565
A collection of Mother Goose rhymes featuring large, colorful illustrations that are simply fun. Who knew Old Mother Hubbard rode a moped? Parents will appreciate index to first lines in the back of the book.

CIP Summary:
Presents more than sixty traditional nursery rhymes, including "Old Mother Hubbard," "I'm a Little Pot," and "one Two Buckle My Shoe," accompanied by illustrations of various animals.

Publishers Weekly:
Even if this volume isn't quite as illuminating as Opie and Wells's My Very Fir
Nov 29, 2012 Mae rated it really liked it
Summary: This mother goose book of more than 100 pages includes all the well known rhymes like "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" in addition to less well known rhymes like, "Freda, The American Beauty."

Critique: The sense of fun and play in the drawings. I adored the visual jokes and clever plays that Mary Wells includes. For example, the poem that ends, "twas like a garden full of snow", is on a page that has a dirt background and white in checked pattern - as if the garden was full of snow indeed.
Oct 14, 2012 Courtney rated it liked it
Shelves: odu-libs
Genre: Mother Goose
Summary: A large collection of over fifty Mother Goose rhymes with bright illustrations, including classic tales such as Mary Mary Quite Contrary and Hot Cross Buns.

a. The strengths of the illustrations in connection with the rhymes.
b. The childlike illustrations give human qualities to adorable bunnies and other animals. The brightly colored illustrations go along perfectly with the rhymes to create a wonderful picture. Children will love looking at the pictures whi
Nov 28, 2011 Kelley rated it liked it
Genre: Mother Goose/Picture Book
Mother Goose nursery rhymes illustrated by Rosemary Wells and edited by Iona Opie with an introduction explaining some of the history of Mother Goose and these tales.
The illustrations throughout the book look very different. I was not sure they were all done by the same illustrator, that is how different in style they seem to be, some have clean straight lines while other have a more abstract appearance. One illustration in particular looked very di
Rodricucuz Vaughn
Nov 12, 2011 Rodricucuz Vaughn rated it really liked it
1. Mother Goose

2. " Here comes Mother Goose " is a nursery rhyme book. it is like a extension of "My very first Mother Goose " book.

3. critique

a. The authors of this book did a good job in keeping the traditional theme of a Mother Goose nursery rhyme book will making it modern , if that makes any sense.The rhymes are catchy and the illustrations relate to the stories . I love the funny illustrations of the animals as they take on a human appearance.

b.Again the authors of the book did a great
Sep 05, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
An interesting collection of Mother Goose rhymes--cool chalk and watercolor illustrations.

It seemed like some of the rhymes were altered from the versions I'd heard before... for example, I always thought that little boys were made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails, whereas girls were made of sugar and spice and everything nice. In this book, girls are made of frogs and snails and puppy-dogs' tails whereas boys are sugar and spice and all things nice. Arg! Does Mother Goose have to be PC
Pat Carlson
Nov 08, 2012 Pat Carlson rated it it was ok
Shelves: odu
Here Comes Mother Goose, by Rosemary Wells (Candlewick Press, 1999) p.108
Picture book: Mother Goose

Summary: Mother Goose stories are rhymes and children's poem like stories that have been handed down through the ages. Many were handed down in oral tradition before they were written down. Many of the old traditional ones are here in this book.

a) accuracy

b) Many of the stories are accurate in accordance with their original form. Some only have one verse here, there are verses left out. Diddle didd
Samantha Duncan
Nov 05, 2012 Samantha Duncan rated it it was amazing
1. Genre: Picture book - Mother Goose

2. This book is a compilation of Mother Goose Rhymes including "Simple Simon" and more. This book has tons of great pictures and doesn't really follow any specific format or storyline.

3. (A) Area for comment: Illustrations
(B) This book has amazing illustrations that are great for all ages. Each illustration is based on whatever rhyme is being shown. There aren't enough good things to say about this book because it gives so many great examples for the student
Rebecca Thomas
Dec 10, 2012 Rebecca Thomas rated it really liked it
1.) Genre- Mother Goose Picture Book

2.) Summary- This book is a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

3.)a.) Area of Comment- Illustrations and Layout

3.)b.) The illustrations in this book are vivid and will engage readers in the telling of the rhymes. The layout of illustrations and rhymes can be confusing at times leaving readers to wonder where rhymes begin and end.

3.)c.) Even from the cover, the reader gets the feeling that this book will have bright and interesting pictures. This theme c
Ellen Shackley
Nov 26, 2012 Ellen Shackley rated it really liked it
Genre: Mother Goose

Summary: Dozens of classic Mother Goose rhymes illustrated with fun pictures.

A. Area of Focus: Illustrations

B. The whimsical, personified pictures of various woodland creatures serve to establish the light-hearted and playful tone of the rhymes.

C. For example, on page 45, in "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush..." we see a fat white bunny in overalls covered in mulberry juice, laying under a bush. He is clearly overjoyed as he throws another mulberry into his mouth. Then, on
Lisa Carroll
Feb 18, 2011 Lisa Carroll rated it liked it
This book is a perfect fit for someone who wants a condensed version of some of the Mother Goose classics. There are around sixty rhymes that have very bold pictures alongside each rhyme. This Mother Goose book by Rosemary Wells has a very modern tone to it. Children would probably enjoy seeing their beloved Max and Ruby charactes in it as well as the chicks in it. This version had a table of contents as well as an index, which makes it easy for parents to locate their child's favorite rhyme. My ...more
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