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DAN YACCARINO’S MOTHER GOOSE by Dan Yaccarino

DAN YACCARINO’S MOTHER GOOSE

By Dan Yaccarino (Adaptor) , Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 2004
ISBN: 0-375-82849-4
Publisher: Golden Books/Random

Yaccarino casts 34 traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes into an unconventional urban setting. A sassy Mother Goose wearing sun glasses soars above a congested traffic jam astride her high-flying gander. Cool dude Peter Piper carries an overflowing basket of pickled peppers down the street while a beat cat in black turtle neck and beret fiddles for his supper on a bench as a cop chases a dish running away with the spoon. Old Mother Hubbard gazes into a modern kitchen cupboard and Mary’s little lamb follows her school bus in a yellow taxi. The stylized illustrations in flat, bright colors evoke a retro fifties mood that definitely gives a humorous new look to some very familiar rhymes. Mother Goose reinterpreted lives on. (Picture book. 2-5)