Friday, April 19, 2013

Nursery Rhymes & Mother Goose BIG list!

WOW!  When you embark into the land of Nursery Rhymes and Mother Goose be prepared to be OVERWHELMED by the vast quantity and variety of books out there in the world of children's literature.  Here are some of our favorites...

The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Collection (this book also inlcudes fairy tales) (2004)
James Marshall's Mother Goose (2009)
Mother Goose illustrated by Tasha Tudor (originally published in 1944)
My Very First Mother Goose edited by Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells (1996)
Mother Goose's Storytime Nursery Rhymes (also includes stories about a mother goose and her goslings by Alison Green) illustrated by Axel Scheffler (2007)
Mother Goose: A Classic Collection of Children's Nursery Rhymes edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover, illustrated by Frederick Richardson (1998)
Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose: One Hundred Best-Loved Verses (2005)
The Real Mother Goose illustrated by Blanche F. Wright (1984)
Nursery Poems & Prayers featuring the art of Bessie Pease Gutmann (1990)
Dean's Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes (this book is nearly impossible to find for a reasonable price in good condition- keep your eyes open thrifting!!!) illustrated by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone (1965)
The Mother Goose Book illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen (1976)
Mother Goose illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa (2007)
The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose: A Treasury of More Than 300 Classic Nursery Rhymes (released in 2003)
Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose (1985)

The Neighborhood Mother Goose (2003)
William Wegman's Mother Goose (1996)
Nursery Rhymes: Well-Loved Verses to Share, A Nursery Collection Book (illustrations have a quilted feel) illustrated by Susie Lacome (2003) 
Rhymes & Reasons: An Annotated Collection of Mother Goose Rhymes (1997) based on the painting by James C. Christensen (a search and find mother goose including the reasons & histories behind the poems)
DK's Animal Nursery Rhymes (photo illustrations) selected by Angela Wilkes (2001)
Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists (2011)

Hickory, Dickory, Dock: & Other Mother Goose Rhymes by James Marshall (2003)
Humpty Dumpty: and Other Rhymes (My Very First Mother Goose) by Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells (2001)
The Real Mother Goose Classic Lullaby Rhymes illustrated by Josie Yee (2003)
My First Real Mother Goose illustrated by Blanche F. Wright (2000)
My First Real Mother Goose Bedtime Book illustrated by Blanche F. Wright (2002)
Tomie's Little Mother Goose by Tomie dePaola (1997)

How's that for scratching the surface?

Now... because I KNOW you are dying to know... of all of those books which one would each of us purchase right this instant for our home libraries?

Robyn- DK's Animal Nursery Rhymes ... it's a library book and I don't want to return it.  Kitten LOVES it and though it doesn't seem to be in print you can get used copies on Amazon for a great price.

Whit- I can only pick one!?! Well, since everyone knows I love the comic one, I'm gonna say Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose because that is the one Cuteness has loved the most from all our libary finds! (Oh, and we all know I want every one of the board books of course!!)

Now you tell us, what nursery rhyme book/ Mother Goose book do we need to find for our collections?
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