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My Very First Mother Goose

By Iona Opie
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

"This is, without a doubt, the mother of all rhyme books." The Sunday Telegraph

"The words one first meets in nursery rhymes will always have a special magic," writes Iona Opie in her foreword to this book. "Hey Diddle, Diddle", "Humpty Dumpty", "Jumping Joan", "Wee Willie Winkie", passed on from generation to generation, these rhymes learnt in infancy remain with us forever. Divided into four enticing sections, My Very First Mother Goose contains more than sixty of the most colourful and best-loved nursery rhymes. But what makes it so special are the wonderful watercolour pictures by Rosemary Wells, who has created an engaging and exuberant world filled with distinctive characters - rabbits and cats and mice - guaranteed to delight the youngest child. This is indeed a very first book, a book to be encountered at the earliest possible moment and savoured for an entire lifetime.

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  • "Nursery rhyme anthologies are ubiquitous, but this is special. New aunts, uncles, godparents and grandparents need seek no further." The Sunday Times

About the author

Iona Opie dedicated her life to collecting and preserving children s rhymes as art form and believed that "nursery rhymes are good for you." In partnership with her late husband, Peter Opie, she edited many acclaimed books of children s folklore, including The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes.

About the illustrator

Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of more than sixty books for young readers. She has won many awards, including more than twenty American Library Association Notable Book citations, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. She lives in upstate New York.

Awards

1996: Galaxy British Book Awards: The Illustrated Children's Book of the Year

Children's Illustrated Book of the Year Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9780744560275
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 2, 2001
Dimensions: 260 x 290mm, 108pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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