I'm always kind of amazed when I find out how few nursery rhymes our students know. And I was down right ashamed when I realized my own child didn't know any - as much as I read to him, I've never read many nursery rhymes. That's why this book is so great - it has just about every nursery rhyme you can think of, plus some that you don't, illustrated by popular children's book illustrators in graphic novel format. At first I assumed that the rhymes might not be in their original formats- that they might be condensed or embellished. But the original rhymes are all here- it's the illustrations that make this a modern collection. I think this is a must have for libraries and I'm going to buy a copy for home, too! P.S. - my favorite is definitely "This Little Piggy" by Cytil Pedrosa - hilarious.