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MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE by Iona Opie

MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE

By Iona Opie (Editor) , Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 1-56402-620-5
Publisher: Candlewick

 My Very First Mother Goose ($19.99; Sept. 1996; 108 pp.; 1-56402- 620-5): One glimpse of the merry Wells (The Language of Doves, p. 1159, etc.) characters that caper through these pages--a cast of hundreds--one flip through the pages where Opie (I Saw Esau, 1992, etc.) has arranged almost 70 familiar and not-so-familiar rhymes to an effect of unabashed glee, and readers will be in love again with the original Mother Goose. There's little point in pretending that even prodigious collections of nursery rhymes can do without this one--it's a must. (index) (Poetry. 2-8)