Perfect for curious babies everywhere, this book of music and lyrics features five beloved nursery songs: “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Little Miss Muffet,” “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush,” “Pat-a-Cake,” and “Humpty Dumpty.” Original artwork by H. A. Rey from 1943 brings these classic song characters charmingly to life.
Joyce Raskin and Chick Graning, of the popular band Scarce, and Matt White provide the original music for half an hour of listening time. With tips on how to share the words and music with babies, this is an ideal gift for expectant and new parents. A free downloadable song will be available at www.curiousgeorgebooks.com .
About the Author
Hans and Margret Rey created many books during their lives together, including Curious George, one of the most treasured classics of all time, as well as other favorites like Spotty and Pretzel. But it was their rambunctious little monkey who became an instantly recognizable icon. After the Reys escaped Paris by bicycle in 1940 carrying the manuscript for the original Curious George, the book was published in America in 1941. More than 200 Curious George titles followed, with 75 million books sold worldwide. Curious George has been successfully adapted into a major motion picture and an Emmy-winning television show on PBS.
Place of Birth:Hamburg, Germany; Margret in 1906, and H.A. in 1898
Place of Death:Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My two-year-old daughter loves this book. She's always asking me to sing "Humpty Humpty!" I have to knock them two stars, though, because the printed songs don't match the sung versions on the CD. They aren't even close. I'm talking different melodies, meters and keys here...they don't work as counterpoint for each other in any way. This is not to knock the recordings; I actually like those versions, too. It just bugs me that they couldn't line the two up.