The Neighborhood Mother Goose

The Neighborhood Mother Goose

by Nina Crews

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Every day, children the world over sing, shout, and celebrate Mother Goose rhymes. And now there's a new reason to cheer: Nina Crews has added her own remarkable, jazzy style of illustration to a collection of forty-one favorite verses. Whether it's Jack jumping over a candlestick (atop a cupcake), Georgie Porgie kissing the girls (at the playground), or a fine lady riding a white horse (on the carousel), this exuberant treasury is sure to be read and enjoyed over and over again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060515737
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 268,490
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Nina Crews drew inspiration from her own neighborhood in creating the artwork for both this book and its celebrated companion, The Neighborhood Mother Goose. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Nina Crews drew inspiration from her own neighborhood in creating the artwork for both this book and its celebrated companion, The Neighborhood Mother Goose. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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Neighborhood Mother Goose 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book solely because it appeared in Jim Trelease's book, 'The Read Aloud Handbook'. It is a wonderful multi-cultural book that my son adores.
LisaBohman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a modern twist to old Mother Goose nursery rhymes. This book contains 41 favorite nursery rhymes, but the rhymes are accompanied by real life photographs that go along with each nursery rhyme. This book is a great update to the classic nursery rhymes. I would recommend it for younger children and for read alouds for preschool age children and younger. Reading this book brought back memories of my childhood and my parents reading me bedtime stories. I loved the bright and colorful photographs illustrating the rhymes.
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nina Crews places the traditional Mother Goose rhymes in a jazzy, fun and energetic urban setting as inspired by her Brooklyn neighborhood. My favorite is of a tiny Peter Piper against a backdrop of a grocery shelf stacked with real giant jars of pickled peppers. Rhymes are important because they help children learn the sounds and patterns in words. According to Jim Trelease, "kindergartners who struggle to find words that rhyme with 'cat' are prime candidates for later reading problems."
kdangleis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nina Crews¿ The Neighborhood Mother Goose is not your typical Mother Goose book. Crews uses her Brooklyn neighborhood to bring the age-old rhymes alive to young readers. A delightfully refreshing and different approach to the typical cutesy pictures that usually accompany the Mother Goose books, Crews uses pictures of real people and places in the Brooklyn neighborhood, along with some superimposed pictures (like a cow jumping over a moon), to create images for her readers. All pictures are in color and contain very bright images to engage the reader/listener. There are a total of 44 nursery rhymes, most typical, ¿Jack be Nimble¿ and ¿Jack and Jill¿, along with a few unfamiliar, ¿Lucy Locket¿ and Three Wisemen of Gotham¿. When comparing this version of Mother Goose to that of Here Comes Mother Goose, illustrated by Rosemary Wells, it is quite inspirational to see how the old can become new again. While both books offer the beloved nursery rhymes, the uniqueness of the pictures in this book are well worth a look.
rjmcwhorter1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book puts old Mother Goose poems to new urban photography. It is interesting, but when I imagined mother goose, I always wanted it to be a fantasy, and the urban photos seem to be more of a buzz kill and reality check.
pacifickle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Neighborhood Mother Goose has the text of common nursery rhymes accompanied by photo collages that depict children acting out the rhymes in an urban setting. Contemporary children, adults, pets and clothes are all used together to create interesting, visually stimulating collages of various photographs that are often transposed, enlarged or shrunken, and overlapped, so that, for instance, many real children appear to really be living in a big shoe! This interesting update on classic nursery rhymes is a good way to offer a different perspective on the old tales, while still teaching the child culture. This book would be recommended for toddlers and young school-age children, for those that live in an urban area and will recognize the setting, or for those children who live elsewhere and can see what city life is like. Either way, it¿s a unique way to depict familiar tales in a new and fascinating way- through real life photographs, not old-fashioned paintings. This book was nominated as a Notable Book by the American Library Association.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic book! As a kindergarten teacher, I know how important learning rhymes is for developing strong reading skills. This book has engaging photos that pull you into the picture and bring classic nursery rhymes to life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for my son who loves Mother Goose rhymes! I thought he'd like the pictures that show real life images today! Boy was I right!! He has brought the book to show and tell to show all of his friends, and immediately knew what stories they were based on the pictures!!