Nursery Rhyme Comics

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Nursery Rhyme Comics

50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists!

By Chris Duffy (Editor); Leonard S. Marcus (Introduction by)

First Second, Hardcover, 9781596436008, 119pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

Description

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

First Second is very proud to present "Nursery Rhyme Comics." Featuring fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by fifty of today's preeminent cartoonists and illustrators, this is a groundbreaking new entry in the canon of nursery rhymes treasuries.

From "New Yorker "cartoonist Roz Chast's "There Was a Crooked Man" to "Bad Kitty "author Nick Bruel's "Three Little Kittens" to First Second's own Gene Yang's "Pat-a-Cake," this is a collection that will put a grin on your face from page one and keep it there.

Each rhyme is one to three pages long, and simply paneled and lettered to ensure that the experience is completely accessible for the youngest of readers. Chock full of engaging full-color artwork and favorite characters (Jack and Jill Old Mother Hubbard The Owl and the Pussycat ), this collection will be treasured by children for years to come.



About the Author
Chris Duffy is a writer and comics editor. He worked as Senior Comics Editor at the award-winning Nickelodeon Magazine for 13 years and currently edits SpongeBob Comics for United Plankton Pictures, as well as other projects. Chris was part of the board of advisors for Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly s TOON TREASURY OF CLASSIC CHILDREN S COMICS. His comic book writing includes scripts for BIZARRO COMICS, BIZARRO WORLD, SUPERMAN ADVENTURES, SCOOBY-DOO, WHAT IF?, RUGRATS COMIC ADVENTURES, and BATMAN CHRONICLES. He wrote comics strips for FAMILY DOG MAGAZINE. Comics that he has written and drawn have appeared in several anthologies, including AWESOME, AWESOMER, and DRAGONS! He lives with his family in Cold Spring, New York.

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world s leading writers about children s books and the people who create them. His own award-winning books include "Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing; Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; Minders of Make Believe; "and "The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth." He lives in Brooklyn, New York.