MOTHER GOOSE MAGIC by Kay Chorao

MOTHER GOOSE MAGIC

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A winsome, airy confection spun from eight nursery rhymes, several of which will be new to many readers. Introducing her main characters with ``Donkey, donkey, old and gray'' (in the illustrations, the cheery animal becomes a curly-headed boy when Mother Goose waves her wand), Chorao takes them aloft to meet the pig that ``flew up in the air,'' down again to find ``Little Robin Redbreast'' and ``Sam, the Butcher Man'' (dressed as a clown), and so on, with new characters added in each rhyme and finally all tucked in together by the good goose, to the chant of ``Nanny Button Cap.'' Like a a child's dramatic play, the sequence is derived more from imaginative flights of fancy suggested by the nonsense verse than from logic; in the smiley illustrations, where deftly crosshatched details are decked out in sunny colors, the whole makes one long romp--slight, perhaps, and oversweet, but likable. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-525-45064-5
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1994




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