Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes: A Collection of Alphabets, Rhymes, Tales, and Jingles

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Applewood Books, 2010 - Children's poetry. - 324 pages
"Originally published in 1877, this collection of Mother Goose Rhymes contains illustrations by Walter Crane, John Tenniel, Harrison Weir, John Gilbert, and many other important illustrators of the day."

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Filled with colorful illustration of the traditional nursery rhymes like Three Blind Mice, Little Bo-Peep, and Little Miss Muffet, this collection of rhymes is sure to ignite the reader's imagination. The whimsical and lyric quality combined with rhyme scheme makes for an easy read for small child and for memorization. Also, the themes presented in these rhymes like loss, fear, friendship, acceptance, etc. makes this work some to be treasured. 

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), though best known for his novels and short stories for adults, also produced several works for children, including a companion volume to A Wonder Book called Tanglewood Tales (1853). About the Illustrator: Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the most popular English illustrators of children's books in the late nineteenth century. He was one of the first book artists to experiment with color in picture books.

Sir John Tenniel, born in London in 1820 and died in 1914, was an English illustrator and cartoonist. Tenniel was primarily self-taught but he did become a student of the Royal Academy and in 1836 he sent his first picture to the exhibition of the Society of British Artists. In 1850 he was invited to fill the position of joint cartoonist at Punch (a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002). Tenniel is most famous today for his illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass but he made numerous contributions to Punch in the late 19th century. Tenniel retired in January 1901 and was honored with a farewell banquet at which the Leader of the House of Commons, presided.

Professor John Gilbert, Central Science Laboratory Sand Hutton, York, UK Dr Hamide Z. Senyuva, Ankara Test and Analysis Laboratory, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Ankara, TurkeyBoth of the editors are employed in government organisations responsible for food safety and have published extensively on the analysis of toxicants and process contaminants and measures to monitor and control levels. Professor Gilbert has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Food Additives and Contaminants since 2000.

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