ORCHARD'S LITTLE BLUE BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES by Nila Aye

ORCHARD'S LITTLE BLUE BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES

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Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Fans of the graphic styles of J.otto Siebold, Richard McGuire, and Dan Yaccarino will adore Aye's illustrative renderings in this inventive collection of nursery rhymes. Aye's style is like a hip Lois Lenski with labelsMother Hubbard's cupboard opens up and reveals the word bare; a graph shows the 90¯ angle of Little Jack Horner's corner. Such signs, rendered with typographical playfulness, may be lost on toddlers, but will certainly keep their eyes busy. Other than ``Betty Blue'' and ``Little Boy Blue,'' the nine rhymes have little to do with the book's hue (other volumes in this series are red, yellow, and green), although they often invoke water and sky images. Most preschoolers will be delighted, especially when they learn that the saga of Old Mother Hubbard and her dog staggers on through 14 verses. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-531-30063-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1998




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