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Teddy bears' Mother Goose
Hague, Michael.
Personal Author:
[Print-Braille edition].
Publication Information:
Boston, MA : Children's Braille Book Club sponsored by National Braille Press, Inc., [2001]
Physical Description:
1 volume of print and braille : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Mother Goose rhymes that feature teddy bears either in the text or the illustrations.
General Note:
Plastic braille sheets alternate with print pages.

Includes index of first lines.

Print ed. originally published: New York : Henry Holt, c2001. 62 p.
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Central Library PZ8.3.H11935 TES 2001C Print Braille Central Closed Stacks

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This collection of favorite Mother Goose poems features Hague's famous illustrations of teddy bears accompanying the rhymes. Full-color illustrations.

Author Notes

Michael Hague has illustrated some of the best-loved works of children's literature, including The Velveteen Rabbit , The Wizard of Oz , and The Teddy Bears' Picnic . He lives with his family in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. Nursery rhymes are our joyful heritage of oral tradition. There are no "correct" versions. Hague capitalizes on this notion by rewriting some rhymes in his collection, replacing people or animals with teddy bears. Instead of three men in a tub, three bears take to their little boat "The Tub." Children will enjoy these playful substitutions, especially those who are familiar with the originals. They'll love the "jiggety joggety" alliterative and onomatopoeic appeal of the rhymes. Some rhymes lose the feel and meaning of the original, such as "I like little Teddy, his coat is so warm, and if I don't hurt him, he'll do me no harm." But that these nursery rhymes continue to be passed on and loved, in whatever form, is remarkable. Hague's illustrations with their precise details add to the charm of his 55 selections, which are indexed by first line. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson

Publisher's Weekly Review

The bears in Michael Hague's The Teddy Bears' Picnic are back for Teddy Bears' Mother Goose. Some of the rhymes are changed accordingly, as in "Hush-a-bye, teddy..." and "There was an old bear who lived in a shoe...," and Hague draws most of the bears as children. ( Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Hague has selected 55 nursery rhymes and slightly reworked some of them to fit the theme: "Rub-a-dub-dub,/Three bears in a tub." There is an old bear who lives in a shoe, Little Bear Blue blows his horn, and a little crooked bear walks a crooked mile. Even when the words remain untouched, all of the illustrations depict bear protagonists. The artwork, executed in ink, watercolor, and pencil, consists of large renderings of captivating teddies engaged in a variety of mostly humorous antics. Most of the illustrations are full page and well suited to group viewing.-Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community College, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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