Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists

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Chris Duffy
Macmillan, Oct 11, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 119 pages

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

First Second is very proud to present Nursery Rhyme Comics. Featuring fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by fifty of today's preeminent cartoonists and illustrators, this is a groundbreaking new entry in the canon of nursery rhymes treasuries.

From New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast's "There Was a Crooked Man" to Bad Kitty author Nick Bruel's "Three Little Kittens" to First Second's own Gene Yang's "Pat-a-Cake," this is a collection that will put a grin on your face from page one and keep it there.

Each rhyme is one to three pages long, and simply paneled and lettered to ensure that the experience is completely accessible for the youngest of readers. Chock full of engaging full-color artwork and favorite characters (Jack and Jill! Old Mother Hubbard! The Owl and the Pussycat!), this collection will be treasured by children for years to come.

 

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User Review  - aratiel - www.librarything.com

I am such a sucker for graphic novel and comic collections. This collection has contributions from some pretty famous and awesome artists, including Nick Abadzis (Laika), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant ... Read full review

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Fifty classic nursery rhymes are given a comic-style makeover to make them new and hilarious. While the rhymes stay the same, the new art styles, from various artists, add more to the story and gives it an updated twist. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION Leonard S Marcus
1
HAD A LITTLE NUT TREE Lark Pien
66
LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN David Macaulay
81
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE
110
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Nursery Rhyme Comics cartoonists:

Nick Abadzis; Andrew Arnold; Kate Beaton; Vera Brosgol; Nick Bruel; Scott Campbell; Lilli Carre; Roz Chast; JP Coovert; Jordan Crane; Rebecca Dart; Eleanor Davis; Vanessa Davis; Theo Ellsworth; Matt Forsythe; Jules Feiffer; Bob Flynn; Alexis Frederick-Frost; Ben Hatke; Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Lucy Knisley; David Macaulay; Mark Martin; Patrick McDonnell; Mike Mignola; Tony Millionaire; Tao Nyeu; George O'Connor; Mo Oh; Eric Orchard; Laura Park; Cyril Pedrosa; Lark Pien; Aaron Renier; Dave Roman; Marc Rosenthal; Stan Sakai; Richard Sala; Mark Siegel; James Sturm; Raina Telgemeier; Craig Thompson; Richard Thompson; Sara Varon; Jen Wang; Drew Weing; Gahan Wilson; Gene Luen Yang; Stephanie Yue; and an introduction by Leonard Marcus.

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