Oxenbury., Helen Rhymes selected by Brian Alderson.

ISBN 10: 0688068995 / ISBN 13: 9780688068998
Published by New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1987) dj, 1987
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Hardcover first edition - First US printing. "In magnificent pictures that almost burst off the page, Helen Oxenbury has brought to life the nursery and playground rhymes every child should know." Includes over 50 traditional children's rhymes, selected by Brian Alderson and illustrated in full color by this Kate Greenaway award winning artist. Index of first lines. Large format. 66 pp. Fine in a very near fine dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 55755

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Publisher: New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1987) dj

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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An illustrated collection of approximately sixty nursery rhymes, including a mixture of popular and lesser known rhymes.

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PreSchool-Grade 2 Some 60 nursery rhymes selected from this pair's Cakes and Custard (Morrow, 1975) are included in this companion volume to Helen Oxenbury's Nursery Story Book (Knopf, 1986) by Oxenbury. While almost all of the illustrations appeared in the earlier collection, a few are redrawn. The present volume's slightly larger size allows for bigger pictures, the framed watercolor and colored pencil drawings seem brighter, and the resultant look is sunny and spacious. Traditional and well-known Mother Goose rhymes keep company with less familiar ones, and while there are many illustrations and rhymes with childhood at the center, some selections will appeal to older readers as well. A little beggar girl looks poignantly out a window; a lascivious dish runs after an annoyed spoon; Elsie Marley is a floozy doing her nails in bed; and a drunken grenadier leans woozily on the barman's counter. For libraries that missed Cakes and Custard the first time around or whose patrons wish for a little less than the overwhelmingly complete and recent Mother Goose collections selected and illustrated by Arnold Lobel (Random, 1986) or by Tomie dePaola (Putnam, 1985), this makes a welcome addition. Susan Hepler, Windsor Public Library, Conn.
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