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Best Nursery Rhymes Books

Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose

This great book contains 45 classic nursery rhymes like Old King Cole, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Three Blind Mice, Little Boy Blue, Little Jack Horner, and many others. It's hardcover, and really huge--12 by 11 inches. Scott Gustafson, the artist, has filled its 100 pages with the most vivid, colorful and detailed illustrations. No scary pictures that could frighten the little one. A perfect gift for a 2, 3, 4 year-old.

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Richard Scarry’s Best Mother Goose Ever

Richard Scarry’s collection presents 50 well known Mother Goose rhymes with illustrations of animals dressed and acting like people. Bears, cats, dogs, pigs, rabbits and other animals are drawn in good old style fashion--the book was first published in 1964. The illustrations are large (most of them over two pages), humorous, and have bright and vivid colors. Every child absolutely loves the pictures in this book!

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The Real Mother Goose

A treasure from your great-grandmother’s nursery! This timeless classic was first published in 1916. Its 128 pages are stuffed with more than 200 (!) classic nursery rhymes and beautiful color illustrations drawn by Blanche Fisher Wright. Some illustrations are rather small, while other drawings take up a whole page. The new edition has reinforced binding and clothbound cover, so it should last a little longer. As this book has less images and more text than other Mother Goose collections, it is more suitable for children slightly older—ages 4 years and up.

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Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose: One Hundred Best-Loved Verses

This 128-page collection of 100 nursery rhymes is very special for its extremely beautiful images. Mary Engelbreit’s drawings have vivid colors, lots of detail and decoration. The rhymes include most of the well known verses like Jack and Jill; Little Bo-Peep; Little Miss Muffet; Old King Cole; Pat-a-cake; Rock-a-bye Baby; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and many others, as well as some less known poems. Hardcover. The images clearly make it enjoyable also to the youngest toddlers--1 year and up.

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My Very First Mother Goose

This book is a modern version of Mother Goose. Watercolor illustrations, made by Rosemary Wells, mostly feature animals. The images are simple, warm and a little childlike. The selection of rhymes by folklorist Iona Opie—more than 60 of them—is fresh and unique. It contains some of the well known nursery rhymes (Baa, Baa Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Boy Blue, Pat-a-Cake and others), while a lot of others (like Old King Cole) are replaced by less known beautiful and happy poems. Hardcover, 108 pages, for children 2 years and up.

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Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

This hardcover is an alternative or a fine addition to the classical nursery rhyme books. It contains modern children’s poems from various authors like Kate Greenaway, Aileen Fisher, Dennis Lee, Evaleen Stein, Rachel Field, Ivy Eastwick, Lilian Moore, Rose Fyleman, Cynthia Mitchell and many, many others. Over a hundred pages of colorful illustrations by Marc Brown with nearly two hundred poems, most of them very funny. Subjects include getting up and going to bed, animals, the garden, the seasons, rain and others.

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Mother Goose eBook

Mother Goose eBook

An eBook version of Mother Goose Volland edition, first published in 1915. Beautiful full-page color illustrations by Frederick Richardson. 122 pages. This PDF from us only $2.99!

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