The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose

The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose

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Knopf is proud to reissue the complete and unabridged Arnold Lobel-illustrated treasury of Mother Goose rhymes, originally published in 1986 as The Random House Book of Mother Goose and unavailable for several years. Reviewers were unanimous in their acclaim of a collection "brimming over with energy...distinguished by abundant humor and a rich variety of moods and styles" (School Library Journal, starred review). The beloved creator of the Frog and Toad books included 306 nursery rhymes--several hundred more than any other quality edition of Mother Goose--and "all are illustrated in a cornucopia of drawings which demonstrates the range of [his] technique and imagination" (Kirkus Reviews). The New York Times Book Review called it "brilliant," while The Washington Post Book World praised it as "surely one of the most satisfying nursery-rhyme books ever made."
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 17.78mm | 816.46g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0679887369
  • 9780679887362
  • 2,235,223

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“Mother Goose glows with renewed youth, thanks to the genius of Arnold Lobel. His illustrations are so abundant, and so full of color, fun, and imagination, that the book is not to be missed.”–The New Yorker
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About Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel illustrated more than 70 books and wrote 28 of his own, including Frog and Toad Are Friends, a Caldecott Honor Book; Frog and Toad Together, a Newbery Honor Book; and Fables, the 1981 Caldecott Medal winner. The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose represents more than three years’ work for Lobel. Arnold Lobel died in 1987.
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271 ratings
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4 30% (81)
3 18% (49)
2 6% (15)
1 2% (5)
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