If you think you know Mother Goose, think again. In addition to some of the usual Mother Goose rhymes included in every collection, Petra Mathers has found and illustrated many wonderful rhymes you haven't heard before. You will find "Little Miss Muffet," of course, but also the delightful tongue twister "Betty Botter Bought Some Butter," as well as some other darker ryhmes that have been dropped from recent collections. Mather's illustrations alone are worth the price of the book; whimsical, cheery and always enhancing the text. This book is a treasure for the whole family.
Mother Goose gets a makeover in this vibrant new collection of childhood classics. This innovative Mother Goose collection combines family favorites with less well-known rhymes in a bright, new package. Here Little Miss Muffet and her tuffet meet Gregory Griggs and his twenty-seven wigs, and the cat and the fiddle are not the only music-makers--there's also Terrence McDiddler the Three-Stringed Fiddler. From "Hickory, Dickory Dock" to "Higgelty, Piggelty Pop," Petra Mathers and her vivid, quirky illustrations capture the timeless joy and cleverness that are inherently Mother Goose. This modern collection of Mother Goose classics promises to enchant and delight a new generation of nursery rhyme readers.
About the Author
Petra Mathers is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including a series of five books called Lottie's World. Lottie's New Beach Towel was Book of the Year for Parenting magazine, and Lottie's New Friend was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and won the Silver Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators. Petra lives in Astoria, Oregon.