Cover image for Will Moses Mother Goose.
Title:
Will Moses Mother Goose.
Author:
Moses, Will.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Philomel Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
61 pages : illustrations ; 25 x 30 cm
Summary:
Folk art paintings accompany this compilation of over sixty of the best-loved Mother Goose rhymes.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 2 Quiz: 34468 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780399237447
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From world-renowned folk artist Will Moses comes one of the most original and enchanting Mother Goose books ever. Featuring over sixty of childhood's best-loved nursery rhymes, in Where's Waldo-like fashion, children can search magical full-spreads of Will's unmistakable paintings to find their favorite characters.

Young and old alike will discover new reasons to love this beautiful book and the winning art of Will Moses every time they open it.


Author Notes

Painting is as much a part of the Moses family tradition as the family homestead in Eagle Bridge, New York. There Will Moses has painted since he was a little boy, learning firsthand from his grandfather, folk artist Forrest Moses, who learned from his mother, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as Grandma Moses. Developing his own folk style, Will has become an internationally beloved artist in his own right, his art displayed in collections throughout the world, including that of the White House.

His first picture book, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow , a retelling of Washington Irving's famous tale, was published by Philomel in 1995.

Will Moses' studio is at the Mount Nebo Gallery and Farm in Eagle Bridge, where he lives with his wife, Sharon, and their three children.


Painting is as much a part of the Moses family tradition as the family homestead in Eagle Bridge, New York. There Will Moses has painted since he was a little boy, learning firsthand from his grandfather, folk artist Forrest Moses, who learned from his mother, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as Grandma Moses. Developing his own folk style, Will has become an internationally beloved artist in his own right, his art displayed in collections throughout the world, including that of the White House.

His first picture book, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow , a retelling of Washington Irving's famous tale, was published by Philomel in 1995.

Will Moses' studio is at the Mount Nebo Gallery and Farm in Eagle Bridge, where he lives with his wife, Sharon, and their three children.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 1. Everything old is new again in this attractive, fresh presentation of very old friends such as Humpty Dumpty, Mary (quite contrary), and Little Bo-Peep, put together by great-grandson of Grandma Moses. Double-page spreads showcasing six of the familiar verses, each illustrated by a small picture, are followed by double-page full-bleed illustrations with no text. Children will enjoy finding the small vignettes in the bigger context of the old-fashioned, fun spreads. Moses paints in oils on Fabriano paper, which makes for enamel-like color and beautiful texture. A tiny red apple is a leitmotif on page numbers. An index of first lines and an editor's note are among appended materials. Parents who may not have thought much about who lived in that shoe before the Old Woman will enjoy the brief Just Who Was Mother Goose? bibliography. --GraceAnne DeCandido Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

In a marvelous match of style and content, Moses's (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) sprightly folk-art oil paintings make this a "must have" Mother Goose volume. The book's tempo is set from the first page, which intersperses thumbnail vignettes with individual rhymes, all of them set off against a crisp white backdrop. A turn of the page then blends the vignettes into a full-bleed panorama of busy village life, where Humpty Dumpty, for example, sits on a wall watching over the man from St. Ives with his seven wives and all their cats; in the distance Little Bo Peep looks for her sheep, and so on. The effect is captivating, and the conceit promises great fun for youngest readers, who will be able to identify the characters on the quieter pages, then scour the pleasingly cluttered spreads to search for them all over again. The 60-plus entries include everyone from Wee Willie Winkie to Old Mother Hubbard, and Moses tucks in some lesser-known rhymes ("A thatcher of Thatchwood," for instance) among all the old favorites. The book concludes with a selection of riddles, along with an afterword about Mother Goose's origins. Ages 3-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A winsome collection of 60 nursery rhymes and a few riddles. Most of the selections are commonly known, but an interesting sprinkling is less familiar. What will capture readers' attention is the format. Alternating spreads present six rhymes with accompanying spot art. The following double-page painting shows a bustling land- or streetscape, which children will pore over as they search for the characters introduced on the previous page. Moses's bucolic scenes are filled with picturesque cottages, meandering streams, cobblestone streets, and, of course, the occasional castle. Each detailed oil painting depicts a miniature antique world peopled with nursery-rhyme characters and a few from nursery tales (e.g., the three pigs). The paintings, done in the artist's recognizable folk-art style, sparkle with color and humor (the three little kittens' cottage has a "no dogs" sign at the gate). As Moses states in his introduction, most children who have heard the Mother Goose rhymes can envision the illustrations years later. Those lucky enough to read this collection will long remember the quaint world he creates. Back matter includes an editors' note on Mother Goose, a brief bibliography, and an index of first lines.-Kate McClelland, Perrot Memorial Library, Old Greenwich, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.