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The Neighborhood Mother Goose February 14, 2011

Filed under: Beginning Readers and Poetry — akibird @ 12:43 pm
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The Neighborhood Mother Goose (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards))The Neighborhood Mother Goose (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers by Nina Crews
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews (2003)

Beginning Reader, 63 pages

With her colorful photos and representation of children from diverse backgrounds, Nina Crews brings a fresh look to Mother Goose. Crews upholds the integrity of the Mother Goose rhymes by keeping most of the traditional language, but adds her own comical twist to each verse with her artistic interpretation through photos. Beginning readers will like the rhyming structure and will be tickled by the collaged whimsical artwork. Unlike illustrations which have been traditionally used to represent a Mother Goose rhyme exactly, Crews’ pictures can only loosely depict the rhymes’ happenings. However, with its newer style and more inclusive representation, The Neighborhood Mother Goose would be a great recommendation to kindergarteners from all backgrounds.

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