On the Go with Mother Goose – edited by Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells


  On the Go with Mother Goose – edited by Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells, Candlewick Press, (9780763692148), 2017

Format: Board book with padded covers

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre: Mother Goose rhymes

What did you like about the book? Many of the seventeen rhymes in this Mother Goose selection are not the familiar ones, such as “Down at the station early in the morning, See the little puffer-billies all in a row; See the engine driver pull his littler lever – Puff puff, peep peep, off we go!” and “Puss came dancing out of a barn With a pair of bagpipes under her arm; She could sing nothing but Fiddle cum fee, The mouse has married the bumblebee, Pipe, cat! Dance, mouse! We’ll have a wedding at our good house.” Rosemary Wells does outdo herself with the silliest and sweetest of detailed illustrations sure to please every little one out there.

Anything you did not like about this book? Not a thing!

To whom would you recommend this book? Children are not exposed to Mother Goose rhymes as they were in the past; remedy this with this great little collection.

Who should buy this book? All public libraries and child-care centers

Where would you shelve it? Shelve with Board Books or with Mother Goose

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 9/11/20

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