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Tomie DePaola's Mother Goose [Hardcover]

By Tomie dePaola (Author)
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An illustrated collection of 204 Mother Goose nursery rhymes, including well-known ones such as "Little Boy Blue" and less familiar ones such as "Charlie Warlie and his cow."

Publishers Description
Since its original publication in 1985, Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose has become a staple on children's bookshelves everywhere, and features over two hundred Mother Goose rhymes charmingly illustrated by one of today's most beloved artists. This special anniversary edition includes a framable print with brand-new art and an author's note from Tomie, and is sure to continue as a family favorite for generations to come.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Tomie DePaola's Mother Goose by Tomie dePaola has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 224
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 135
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 143
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 141
  • School Library Journal - 12/01/1985
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 171

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.55" Width: 9.15" Height: 0.77"
Weight:   2.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 2, 1985
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  7-6
ISBN  0399212582  
ISBN13  9780399212581  

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More About Tomie dePaola

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tomie dePaola ( is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Tomie dePaola has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 26 Fairmount Avenue Books
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  3. Goodnight
  4. Paperstar Book
  5. Picture Puffin Books
  6. Smart about the Arts

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Nursery Rhymes > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Nursery Rhymes > Staff Picks
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Anthologies
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Stories
6Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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Reviews - What do customers think about Tomie DePaola's Mother Goose?

Every Child's Must Have  Mar 12, 2007
What could be better than Tomie dePaola and Mother Goose? As a teacher and parent, these rhymes are a must to ensure reading success for our children. There are too many kids these days that don't know the nursery rhymes and then have difficulty rhyming themselves. I make it a point to give this as a gift for new babies. You should too!
Great for classrooms  Jan 9, 2007
We added this book to the classroom library. The children love it.
A Great Tradition to Pass Along  Aug 23, 2005
This book is filled with nursery rhymes - old favorites and some you've probably never heard of. The graphics by Tomie dePaola are beautiful; lush, colorful and sure to enchant young and old alike. Of all the "Mother Goose" books I've seen, this one has the broadest assortment of rhymes and definitely the most beautiful art. It is my favorite "new baby" gift and is a wonderful way to introduce the beauty of art and words to little ones.
A mixed bag well organized  Sep 9, 2000
This book includes items that I remember (and/or own) as separate Golden Book stories; an example is the Three Little Kittens. Other items I know as folk songs e.g. "I had a cat and the cat pleased me". Others have longer versions than normally appear in Mother Goose although the additional verses are often traditional e.g. Jack and Jill; this trait is the one most apt to disturb the adults - they often wish to read the rhymes as they remember them. I would also expect some complaints about some of the violence - spanking etc.; I see these as an opportunity to introduce the child to the fact that the world is not composed of perfect people. Letting children hear or see something is not the same as approving the behavior.

The real strength of this volume is the thought given to sequence. Open to any page and you will see pictures which are compatible with each other, rhymes that are compatible, that create a nice flow. The illustrations are a wonderful mix of realism, animal-people, and humor - a pig so puffed it appears to float. While the pictures have a taste of old to them - especially those accompanying rhymes with archaic subject matter - the pictures are appealing to the contemporary child.

Very Disappointing  Jun 9, 2000
I was very disappointed with this book. Some of the additional verses added to familiar rhymes change the rhythm of the rhyme, and do not mesh. Many rhymes, including "Jack and Jill" have a different second verse from the traditional one. "Hush Little Baby" is incomplete. Many of the rhymes are non-traditional.

I don't even want my child to hear some of these poems! They talk about a man who wouldn't say his prayers so "I took him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs," giving a barber a pinch of snuff, and other such things.


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