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Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose

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Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was one of the most popular British book illustrators of the Victorian era. A contemporary of Randolph Caldecott and Walter Crane, she attracted a wide audience in the United States and England, and many of her books were even translated into German and French.

One of Greenaway's early successes was Mother Goose, or the Old Nursery Rhymes, first p
Hardcover, 52 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by Huntington Library Press (first published 1881)
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Oct 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Parents and children 4-9 years old.
Shelves: picture-books
Synopsis : Various collection of Mother Goose poetry paired with beautiful, watercolor illustrations.
Review : This is a small book that I'm not so certain will "stand up to the abuse from young readers" as Publishers Weekly claims (see below). However, when you set out looking for a Mother Goose book, these are the epitome of what I consider Mother Goose illustrations. Kate Greenaway's work is so lovely you could easliy take each image and frame it. Paired with the some of the classic, rough t
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kate Greenway's drawings are lovely. The color scheme is muted, yet the compositions are lively. I particularly like the Regency clothing in these illustrations.
Melissa Coyle
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, 1880-s
Kate Greenaway's charming illustrations are delightful now as they were in the late eighteen hundreds. And it is always fun to reread Mother Goose's nursery rhymes.
Rachel Otting
Nursery rhymes like Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo-Peep and many others.
Shanna Gonzalez
Sep 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-00-04
Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose book, originally published in 1881, includes most of the best-loved nursery rhymes illustrated in beautiful watercolor paintings. Their mood is gently romantic, rather than playful like DePaola's Tomie's Mother Goose Flies Again and Opie's The Very Best of Mother Goose Mother Goose collections. For parents who want to introduce a little "real" art to their young children, this could be a very nice fit. It's also available in a three-volume board book format.
Sep 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Toddlers & Up
Recommended to Allison by: 1001 CBYMRBYGU
This is a lovely reprint of the 1881 edition and is illustrated with typical Victorian charm. There were many rhymes in this collection that I wasn't previously aware of and many others that were shorter and/or different than I remember. I really believe that it is important to foster a love of poetry starting from an early age and Mother Goose rhymes are an easy way to do that. This collection has short ones that will be fairly easy for children to remember and appreciate. Poetry also gives chi ...more
Steve Shilstone
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kate Greenaway illustrations. What more can you ask for?
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very nice to brighten the day.
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1001-childrens
I don't recommend getting the Kindle version of this book. It isn't formatted correctly and it made me sad to see it wrecked. Also some of the words are missing.
Marigold Garden was better, although I enjoyed the illustrations. I didn't like the abbreviated (shortened) nursery rhymes.
May 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Mother Goose rhymes can be quite cruel. Quaint illustrations!
Jessica Bravo
Old-fashioned but sweet. Read for 1001 children's books to read before you grow up.
Oct 22, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-ya, own
The classic, old-fashioned Greenaway illustrations of MG are among my favorites.
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Once again, good literature, strong rhymes. And my child could not have been more bored hearing them.
May 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mother_goose
Something about Greenaway's artwork reminds me of Holly Hobbie greeting cards, which would come out many years later.
Apr 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
(Read with little sister as part of the "1,001 Children's Books To Read")

The illustrations were so beautiful and all Jane Austen-looking. Very enjoyable.
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BB-Gre delightful Mother Goose Rhymes some of the older Rymes
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Kate Greenaway (Catherine Greenaway) (1846-1901) was a children's book illustrator and writer. Her first book, Under the Window (1879), a collection of simple, perfectly idyllic verses concerning children who endlessly gathered posies, untouched by the Industrial Revolution, was a best-seller. The Kate Greenaway Medal, established in her honour in 1955, is awarded annually by the Chartered Institu ...more
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