Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose

Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose

by Scott Gustafson

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Overview


From nonsense to lessons learned, these 45 rhymes include the very well known (Itsy Bitsy Spider) and the somewhat familiar (Hickety, Pickety, My Black Hen). The truly fantastic pictures speak more than a thousand words as artist Scott Gustafson riffs in paint on themes present and imagined in each verse.

Nursery rhymes are classic, and so are some of the artist's interpretations. But other paintings are surprises, like an anthropomorphic baking bear, a pelican sea captain, and Peter Piper as a pug on two legs. Welcome to a world where "There Was a Crooked Man" is not about a hunchbacked senior but rather a madcap, double-jointed dandy who might be "crooked" in more ways than one. Jack (Be Nimble) is a leaping cricket and Yankee Doodle a fun-loving chipmunk on a fullsize horse.

Scott Gustafson's unique style, influenced by legendary book illustrators Arthur Rackham and N. C. Wyeth, makes this a volume to be treasured by children and illustrated-book lovers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579656980
Publisher: Artisan
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 37,231
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author


Scott Gustafson is the award-winning author and illustrator of Artisan’s Classic Fairy Tales, Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose, and Classic Bedtime Stories, as well as an illustrated novel for young readers entitled Eddie: The Last Youth of Edgar Allen Poe and many other illustrated children’s books. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.

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Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
PitcherBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The BEST Mother Goose ever! If you can only buy one Mother Goose, let it be this one! Gustafson's artwork is stunning! One you'll want to pass down throught the generations!
shanda1021 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This is a wonderful book full of classic nursery rhymes. I thoroughly enjoy reading every single one. The illustration in this particular version is awesome.Personal Reaction:I remember being read these nursery rhymes at a very early age. I remember memorizing the words as my dad would read them and pretending that I was actually reading at 2 and 3 years old to him.Classroom Extensions: 1. The nursery rhymes could be read and the children could draw a picture of what they think that particular one is talking about.2. This book could be read to introduce poetry to younger children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing collection of nursery rhymes and such beautiful illustrations. My kids all love this book from ages 2-12, we play a game where we try to recite the rhyme and see how far we can get through the book by only looking at the pictures. I love this book and have ordered it for my nieces and nephews as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, Scott Gustafson's illustrations are gorgeous and add so much to the text.  The little ones are absolutely fascinated with the pictures as am I.  A beautiful addition to anyone's collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful illustrations to classic nursery rhymes. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The nursery rhymes included in this book are a mostly well known ones mixed in with a few lesser known. All of which are fun and family friendly. This book is beautifully illustrated and a family favorite, read over and over, with both the young kids and the young at heart in our family.
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