Mary Middling and Other Silly Folk: Nursery Rhymes and Nonsense Poems

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Here’s a treat for young Mother Goose fans who are ready for something new. With the lively lilt of nursery rhymes and an abundance of silliness, these poems introduce the naughty girl who threw a bun at the teacher, the fellow who eats all his meals upside down, and the king and queen who can’t agree on anything at all—to mention just a few of the quirky characters who frolic through these pages. Short, catchy verses, collected here in picture book form for the first time, will delight readers and listeners with their gentle absurdity. Katja Bandlow’s illustrations depict the silly folk with whimsy and good cheer. Christopher Corker, Lanky Lawrence, and their eccentric friends deserve a place next to Jack Sprat and Peter Pumpkin Eater on every nursery bookshelf!

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The late Rose Fyleman’s poems have been included in many well-loved British and American anthologies for young readers. She lived in England.

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Reviewed with Kate McMullan's Baby Goose.

PreS. These nursery rhyme collections will have great appeal for the lap-sitting crowd. First published in 1931, Fyleman's original nonsense poems appear in picture-book form for the first time, with clear ink-and-watercolor illustrations that express the silly slapstick of the words. In the spirit of Mother Goose, the verses' thumping rhythms ("Meg Moriarty bought a cow, / She tried to milk it, but didn't know how") and absurd scenarios are great for reading aloud. The pictures pick up the silliness, and sometimes the delicious wickedness, of the rhymes.

There's nothing wicked about McMullan's 27 cozy, traditional rhymes, which are organized into four sections--from wake up to good night. Most of the rhymes are true to the original, but a few have been slightly modified: for example, instead of whipping her children soundly before putting them to bed, the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe "sang them a song." Also, in some rhymes, babies replace adults as the active characters ("Baby Foster went to Gloucester"). Lemaitre's clear, cuddly, exuberant cartoon art, in pencil and watercolor, will have toddlers pointing at the characters and singing the words. Hazel Rochman
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