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Mother Goose's Little Treasures

(Mother Goose Series)

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The world’s most respected Mother Goose folklorist reunites with one of the great illustrators of our time to present a rare selection of rhymes to share and treasure.

From the far reaches of shared memory come these charming but little-known nursery rhymes, mysterious tidbits of lore brought back to shining life by the shared talents of the two most beloved Mother Goose
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published August 28th 2007 by Candlewick Press
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Jessica Maiorano
Title: Mother Goose’s Little Treasures
Author: Opie, Iona Archibald
Illustrator: Wells, Rosemary
Genre: Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Theme(s): Rhymes, Poetry

Opening line/sentence:

Here comes Solomon in his glory,
Riding on a milk-white pony,
Up the Hill in all his glory,
All for Susie’s wedding:
Om, pom, Susianna, On, pom Susianna,
Om, pom Susianna,
All for Susie’s wedding.

Brief Book Summary: These not so familiar nursery rhymes are some of Mother Goose’s treasured rhymes. They are silly and unusual
Nick Somsavanh
Mother Goose's Little Treasures (2007) is a compilation book of 22 old stories (mainly prose with seldom rhymes) transcribed by Iona Opie and illustrated by Rosemary Wells. Each story/rhyme prose takes up 2-4 pages due to the illustrations; most stories consists of 4-10 lines, with a rhyme every 2 or 3 lines. Due to the simplicity, most stories use general descriptions and terms to create small arcs (if any). The illustrations usually portray animals personified as humans or doing human ...more
Allie Maas
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Title: Mother Goose’s Little Treasures
Author: Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells
Illustrator: Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells
Genre: Nursery Rhyme/Mother Goose
Theme(s): Animals, Rhyming, and Farms
Opening Line/sentence:
Here comes Solomon in all his glory,

Brief Book Summary:
This book is a collection of short nursery rhymes ranging from Rosy Apple (about a captain’s daughter) to Oats and Beans and Barley (a rhyme about how each grow). This book is filled with pastel animals and children to illustrate the
Shraddha Kapadia
Opie, Iona; Wells, Rosemary. Mother Goose's Little Treasures. Candlewick Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This Mother Goose book contains a series of short rhymes/poems with beautiful illustrations. It is a collection of 22 poems/rhymes. Some of the themes contained in the book are going to bed, chores/daily work, going in and out, holidays (Easter - in "Chick Chick Chick Chick").

The strengths are in the rhyme schemes. A young child would be able to pick out the words that rhyme while listening
Nov 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I hadn't heard of a number of these short and delicious rhymes, all rich with rhythm and nonsense and cha cha hurdy gurdy fun. Children with their serious schools and no child left behind testing and cell-phone ears need to get their sillies in fast and quick while they're young. Rosemary Wells' illustrations compliment the telling of nursery rhymes with perfection - fantasy rooted in commonplace, serious farmer roosters and bunnies and chickens on the phone and Handy Spandy pipers in striped ...more
The Library Lady
Oct 30, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
All of the Iona Opie/Rosemary Wells collections are fabulous. This one has a wonderful little rhyme called "The Leaves Are Green", which the kids love to play as a ring-around-the-rosie game.
May 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: toddler-books
wells' illustrations are great but there is no memorable magic in these rhymes
Sonya Riley
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Great baby book
Shelves: picture-books
This was an excellent collection of rare Mother Goose rhymes. Some I found vaguely familiar and others I had never encountered before. All had that distinctly Mother Goose feel that we love so much.
This is a nice version of some of the less well known Mother Goose rhymes. The illustrations are simple but nicely done!
Mar 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-lit
This has the sweetest illustrations.
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-s, childrens
The illustrations are very cute. Not the most popular Mother Goose Rhymes.
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Iona Archibald Opie is a folklorist of children's literature and verse.

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Mother Goose Series (3 books)
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