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