Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Very First Mother Goose, edited by Iona Opie

My Very First Mother GooseMy Very First Mother Goose, edited by Iona Opie and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, is a big book of mother goose rhymes, many that I had never heard before.  Anna and I read it over a number of days and really enjoyed it.

I loved the little write up, which is for the parents, in the front of the book.  Iona Opie talks about how Mother Goose rhymes "help people along the bumpy road of life".  She says "They give us the suggestion that "mishaps might be funny rather than tragic, that tantrums can be comical as well as frightening, and that laughter is the cure for practically everything."

Anna enjoyed the rhymes, but she also enjoyed the illustrations.  I hadn't noticed, but she immediately noticed that many of the characters in the book looked like Max and Ruby, the bunnies of book and TV fame.  It is no wonder, since the illustrator of the book is the author and illustrator of the Max and Ruby books.

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