The Neighborhood Mother Goose
Every day, children the world over sing, shout, and celebrate Mother Goose rhymes. And now there's a new reason to cheer: Nina Crews has added her own remarkable, jazzy style of illustration to a collection of forty-one favorite verses. Whether it's Jack jumping over a candlestick (atop a cupcake), Georgie Porgie kissing the girls (at the playground), or a fine lady riding a white horse (on the carousel), this exuberant treasury is sure to be read and enjoyed over and over again.
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About the Author
Nina Crews is a critically acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. She uses photographs and photocollages to create energetic stories about young children. Two of her recent books, The Neighborhood Mother Goose and Below were ALA Notable selections. She is the daughter of children's book authors Donald Crews--Freight Train; Truck; Ten Black Dots; Shortcut and Ann Jonas--Round Trip; The Quilt; Color Dance. Nina is a graduate of Yale University, where she received a BA in art. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.
"A fresh and welcome contribution."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Brimming with infectious joy."--Horn Book (starred review)
"This gathering of common and not-so-common rhymes will be a hit with young readers and pre-readers in any setting, urban or otherwise."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Preschoolers will enjoy seeing kids like themselves in pictures that make the familiar rhymes part of imaginative fun on the city sidewalk, where girls and boys come out to ride their scooters and bikes, play ball, and dream."--Booklist (starred review)
'Crews has collected over 40 Mother Goose rhymes and photos of an urban neighborhood to bring the poems to life in a modern, relatable way" (in the article "My First Poems: 12 Great Poetry Books for Kids Ages 0-4').--Brightly