Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose Favorites

Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose Favorites

by Mary Engelbreit

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Overview

All your favorite Mother Goose rhymes!

Hey, diddle diddle! The Cat and the Fiddle, Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, and other popular Mother Goose rhymes are featured in this enchanting collection. It's the perfect introduction to classic rhymes that every child should know by heart. Mary Engelbreit's engaging, detailed pictures give children a gateway into the world of reading—and the wonderful world of Mother Goose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061575440
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. She has authored and illustrated several New York Times bestselling titles, including The Night Before Christmas, Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose, and Mary Engelbreit’s A Merry Little Christmas. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions. Her designs can be found on gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. 

Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. She has authored and illustrated several New York Times bestselling titles, including The Night Before Christmas, Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose, and Mary Engelbreit’s A Merry Little Christmas. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions. Her designs can be found on gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. 

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Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose Favorites 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
farfromkansas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mary Engelbreit¿s Mother Goose Favorites is a very kid-friendly and (more importantly) condensed version of the Mother Goose nursery rhymes that have been collected countless times throughout the years. Unlike Blanche Fisher Wright¿s edition of The Original Mother Goose, which favors antiquity over accessibility, Engelbreit¿s adaptation attempts to modernize Mother Goose with cute, fleshed-out cartoons and (mostly) modern apparel. The majority of the illustrations feature the characters prominently in the foreground, and the backdrop is oftentimes simply a white space; this will help keep children focused on the characters and events described in the poems, rather than distracted by elaborate settings. The fact that Engelbreit chooses to depict mostly children in her illustrations will help make the seemingly-archaic nursery rhymes more appealing for children: interestingly enough, even adult characters like the Queen of Hearts and the Knave of Hearts are depicted as children dressed in adult wardrobe to help acknowledge the gap between fantasy and ¿play-time¿ for kids. Although Mother Goose has never needed much help with longevity, a book like Mary Engelbreit¿s Mother Goose Favorites will bring these classic nursery rhymes to life for a new generation of children.Citation:Engelbreit, Mary. Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose Favorites. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 2008. Print.
Funtoread More than 1 year ago
All children should have the classic nursery rhymes to read and be read to. This volume is fun with classic May Engelbreit illustrations. A good book to own and to to give as a gift.
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sandyswker More than 1 year ago
Mary Engelbreit is such a wonderful illustrator! And the combination of her drawings and the well known and well loved Mother Goose Rhymes was just perfect! I was very impressed with this book, and I will be proud to give this away as a gift for a small child. Although, it's so nice, I want a copy for keeping, too.