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A collection of nursery rhymes includes such pieces as "There was an Old Woman," "Jack be Nimble," "Hickory, Dickory, Dock," and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
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Although this collection includes only 22 rhymes, Butterworth's elaborate, full-page paintings are artistic gems. His detail-packed illustrations display unusual creativity and imagination; repeated viewings will yield myriad comic touches. In "Early to bed, / Early to rise," a wise owl nestles in a brass bed, trophies adorning his walls, money stashed under his bed--and teeth in a glass beside him. The noted "black sheep" will not be shorn of his fur: he is, as his shop's sign proclaims, "B. B. Blacksheep, Wool Merchant." A particularly clever device is the use of objects pertinent to each verse to form an opening "illuminated" letter--a clock's pendulums form the "H" to begin "Hickory, dickory, dock"; a tea strainer becomes the "P" in "Polly put the kettle on." All of the scenarios here are drolly unexpected, and breathe joyous new life into old favorites. Ages 3-8.
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Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. childrens book. Seller Inventory # DADAX067083551X
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11067083551X
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M067083551X