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Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose [Hardcover]

Scott Gustafson
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Book Description

Sept. 1 2007
From nonsense to lessons learned, these 45 rhymes include the very well known (Itsy Bitsy Spider) and the somewhat familiar (Hickety, Pickety, My Black Hen). The truly fantastic pictures speak more than a thousand words as artist Scott Gustafson riffs in paint on themes present and imagined in each verse.

Nursery rhymes are classic, and so are some of the artist's interpretations. But other paintings are surprises, like an anthropomorphic baking bear, a pelican sea captain, and Peter Piper as a pug on two legs. Welcome to a world where "There Was a Crooked Man" is not about a hunchbacked senior but rather a madcap, double-jointed dandy who might be "crooked" in more ways than one. Jack (Be Nimble) is a leaping cricket and Yankee Doodle a fun-loving chipmunk on a fullsize horse.

Scott Gustafson's unique style, influenced by legendary book illustrators Arthur Rackham and N. C. Wyeth, makes this a volume to be treasured by children and illustrated-book lovers of all ages.

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About the Author

Scott Gustafson's first artistic inspirations were Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons. He pursued animation at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and Columbia College, but the discovery of book illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, Arthur Rackham, and Norman Rockwell galvanized him. His previous books include The Night Before Christmas, The Nutcracker, and Peter Pan. With Greenwich Workshop Press, he has created two original titles, Alphabet Soup and Animal Orchestra, as well as Classic Fairy Tales and Classic Bedtime Stories.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I searched for the perfect Mother Goose book and this was what I came up with. Page after page of nursery rhyme (many of them I grew up with but some were new to me) and beautiful illustrations. Most of the illustrations are animal characters which just adds to the enjoyment of this book. My boys and I love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Favorite for Mom and Toddler Jan. 16 2010
This is my two year old's favorite book. She requests it by asking, "Mama read, Goosey, Goosey, Gander." (a line from one of the nursery rhymes.) I absolutely love reading it to her because the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. I showed it to my best friend and she is making a whole nursery theme based on the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Addition to our Library June 3 2014
I was looking for a nursery rhyme book for our 19 month old daughter since we didn't have one yet. We've had this book for a couple of weeks and she loves it. She will carry the huge book over to us to read...and it really is HUGE! I wish it was a little smaller though (would make it easier to handle, and would fit better in bookcase). I like how the rhymes are short (daughter likes to flip the pages quickly so I don't get to finish reading). Quality of book is very nice; sturdy pages. Illustrations are nice too; not my usual preference (I tend to prefer 'cutesy' illustrations) but I welcome the change to have her exposed to something different. She is very drawn to the illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Children's Book May 30 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is my favourite classic children's book. The illustrations are beautiful! Scott Gustafson is definitely my favourite children's illustrator. I often think about somehow framing them. It has become a favourite for me to give when friends/family have had a new baby.
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