BABUSHKA'S MOTHER GOOSE by Patricia Polacco

BABUSHKA'S MOTHER GOOSE

Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

An anthology of original poems and flavorfully adapted folk tales and rhymes, carefully sourced and credited. There's a Babush in a boot with "too many children,/who cried with a hoot," and one who glared at the boy who kissed the girl who milked the cow on "The Train to Ivanovo." Babushka pulls Diadushka, who's pulling on a giant turnip; and Babushka is also the old lady with the millions of cats who "loved her ever more." Some of the weaker selections are those with a message, but Polacco (Pink and Say, 1994, etc.) conjures pure nonsense (Pum-a-doodle./Soup bag, pebble webble.'') that is pure magic. Mother Goose's high spirits reside in this Russian fare, accompanied by boldly painted scenes of people and animals dashing around and happily kicking up claws, paws, and heels. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)
Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1995
ISBN: 0-399-22747-4
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1995




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