The Neighborhood Mother Goose
Publication Date: January 2004
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Every day, children the world over sing, shout, and celebrate Mother Goose rhymes. And now there's a new reason to cheer: Nina Crews has added her own remarkable, jazzy style of illustration to a collection of forty-one favorite verses. Whether it's Jack jumping over a candlestick (atop a cupcake), Georgie Porgie kissing the girls (at the playground), or a fine lady riding a white horse (on the carousel), this exuberant treasury is sure to be read and enjoyed over and over again.
Nina Crews drew inspiration from her own neighborhood in creating the artwork for both this book and its celebrated companion, The Neighborhood Mother Goose. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
“Mother Goose’s timeless rhymes are quite at home in this new setting.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A fresh and welcome contribution.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)
“Brimming with infectious joy.”
-Horn Book (starred review)
“This gathering of common and not-so-common rhymes will be a hit with young readers and pre-readers in any setting, urban or otherwise.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Preschoolers will enjoy seeing kids like themselves in pictures that make the familiar rhymes part of imaginative fun on the city sidewalk, where girls and boys come out to ride their scooters and bikes, play ball, and dream.”
-Booklist (starred review)