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Builder Goose by Boni Ashburn
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bookshelves: rhyme, mother-goose, things-that-go, picturebooks

So I guess the world really didn't NEED another subject-specific Mother Goose makeover, but a big shiny gold star to Builder Goose anyway, for doing it well. Boni Ashburn manages to keep not just the rhythm and meter of the rhymes in her revisions, but often the sense or some word choices as well. ("Crumbling bridge is falling down," "Five six, pick up bricks," "Sing a song of garbage/a bucketful of trash.") My 11-year-old poem-crazy daughter did have fun reading them and identifying the original verse.
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Started Reading
June 1, 2012 – Shelved
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: rhyme
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: mother-goose
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: things-that-go
June 1, 2012 – Finished Reading
December 31, 2013 – Shelved as: picturebooks

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message 1: by Joel (new)

Joel Et Do you know what the original nursery rhyme is for Builder Goose's "Big excavator on the job site?"


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