New York Times bestseller! From the warm and colorful imagination of Mary Engelbreit comes a Mother Goose book bursting with warmth and humor.
This highly illustrated treasury includes everyone’s favorite time-honored characters—Little Bo-Peep, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Jack and Jill, and many, many more. Readers will enjoy Mary Engelbreit’s interpretations of the mouse running up the clock, piggies going to market, and children dancing 'round the mulberry bush.
With one hundred rhymes in all, all lavishly illustrated in Mary Engelbreit's signature style, this collection of time-honored verses is truly a book to behold. Makes an excellent gift for baby showers, new parents, and other special occasions!
Special features include:
• An introduction from children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus
• A note from Mary Engelbreit about the process of creating the book
• An index of first lines—easy to track down your favorite rhyme!
Score one for tradition. For listeners seeking a classic collection of the beloved nursery rhymes, this volume collected by author/artist Engelbreit and read in a bright and inviting tone by Redgrave will be the perfect cup of tea. The British actress is an inspired choice here, providing crisp pronunciation and lilting rhythm throughout. Cheery and playful without being silly, her performance catches all the fun-to-say and fun-to-hear elements of the verse. Marcus leads off with his praise of Mother Goose's ability to encourage children's love of language. From there, Redgrave's reading is largely unfettered, with brief pauses between each rhyme and a snippet of guitar instrumentals nestled after every 10selections. The recording works fine as a standalone, but may also serve as a read-along with Engelbreit's simultaneously released and intricately illustrated anthology of the same name. All ages.