Humpty Dumpty and Other Rhymes

Humpty Dumpty and Other Rhymes

By Iona Opie (Editor); Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Board Books, 9780763616281, 16pp.

Publication Date: October 2001


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Resized and featuring new covers, these bright board books based on MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE, the award-winning modern day classic, bring timeless poems to the youngest children. Each of the four enchanting board books contains eight favorite rhymes collected in their most perfect form by folklorist Iona Opie. Every rhyme is accompanied by the incomparable art of Rosemary Wells, illustrations that THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW called "irresistible." Large letters and sturdy board pages make these treasures indispensable for any nursery.

About the Author
About the Author: Iona Opie edited and wrote many books with her late husband Peter Opie, including The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, and The Classic Fairy Tales.

Rosemary Wells is the creator of many unforgettable children's book characters, including Max and Ruby, McDuff, and Yoko, each of whom stars in their own book series. She is also the author of perennial favorites about universal childhood experiences, such as Noisy Nora and Read To Your Bunny. Rosemary Wells lives in upstate New York.