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Mother Goose's Little Treasures (My Very First Mother Goose)

Iona Opie, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)


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The world’s most respected Mother Goose folklorist reunites with one of the great illustrators of our time to present a rare selection of rhymes to share and treasure.

Praise For Mother Goose's Little Treasures (My Very First Mother Goose)

Shines with the charm of old-time rhymes and with Wells’ beloved animal and child characters…likely to become a staple in children’s collections.
—Booklist (starred review)

Candlewick, 9780763636555, 56pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2007

About the Author

Iona Opie (1923-2017) was considered the world's leading expert on children's lore and literature. She edited many acclaimed books, including I Saw Esau, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Of Mother Goose's Little Treasures, she said that the rhymes "are the most mysterious fragments from our shared memory: long-ago laughter of little meaning and echoes of ancient spells."

Rosemary Wells is a well-loved and prolific creator of picture books with a career that spans more than thirty years. Her books include the famed Mother Goose anthologies and Felix and the Worrier. She lives in Connecticut.