Mother Goose's Little Treasures (Hardcover)

By Iona Opie, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763636555, 52pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2007



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.

About the Author

Iona Opie has dedicated her life to collecting and preserving children's rhymes as an art form. "Nursery rhymes are good for you," she says. "If you acquire a nursery rhyme-ical attitude, you're not at all put out by life's little bumps and bruises -- they just seem funny and entirely normal." Iona Opie lives in Hampshire, England. Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of more than sixty books for young readers and has received many awards, including a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book Award, a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award, and the inaugural Carle Honors Artist Award for lifetime achievement. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.