MOTHER GOOSE: NUMBERS ON THE LOOSE by Leo Dillon

MOTHER GOOSE: NUMBERS ON THE LOOSE

Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Long-limbed numbers and letters, anthropomorphic insects, stalwart vegetables, inventively dressed animals and other unusual creatures join multiethnic humans in a cheerful march to the irresistible rhythm of Mother Goose in this selection of numerical nursery rhymes. From the well known (“Baa, baa, black sheep,” “1, 2, Buckle my shoe” and “Sing a song of sixpence”) to the more obscure (“There were 2 wrens upon a tree,” “Barber, barber, shave a pig” and “Little Blue Ben, who lives in the glen”), this assortment presents a nice sampling of the verses and updates a couple of them. The gorgeously rendered illustrations, replete with warmth and humor, highlight the buoyancy, catchiness and surreal nature of the verses and provide a reminder of why these rhymes have survived to be a favorite of children for countless generations. An appealing introduction to the world of Mother Goose and an excellent choice for young listeners and mathematicians alike. Includes a brief note on the history and selection of the rhymes. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-15-205676-6
Page count: 56pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2007




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