Sally Go Round The Stars

Sally Go Round The Stars : Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

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A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes known and

loved throughout Ireland. It includes favourite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favourites. Includes;

Sally Go Round the Moon
Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling
Two Little Dicky Birds
Are Ye Right There, Michael?
Half a Pound of Tuppenny Rice
Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

and many, many more!

'a cracker' Late Late Toy Show
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 224 x 280 x 14mm | 399.16g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 56 Illustrations, color
  • 1847172113
  • 9781847172112
  • 37,475

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beautiful ... the perfect book to share and to enjoy -- Mothers & Babies a lovely collection ... McCarthy's illustrations bring a good deal of humor to the pages -- Publishers Weekly Parents, child-care providers, and ... school teachers will find this a wonderful resource for encouraging literacy and imagination -- School Library Journal a choice pick for reading aloud to little ones -- MidWest Book Review a wonderful collection of nursery rhymes and childhood songs ... beautifully illustrated ... a big thumbs up from us! -- it's a real treat to find a fresh selection of nursery-rhymes ... there are rhymes here that deserve to become family favourites ... next time I take my young ones trick or treating, we will certainly be singing Hey-ho for Hallowe'en! ... grown-up reader -- Armadillo Poetry Magazine a collection which will awaken memories of forgotten tradition in some readers, while for others it may spark a whole new cycle of childhood rhymes to be passed to the next generation -- Evening Echo beautifully illustrated -- Ryan Tubridy well-known rhymes blend jauntily with old Irish street-chants ... The bold, colourful outline and very child-friendly illustrations by Steve McCarthy top this delightful book for children of all ages. -- Irish Examiner gentle nostalgia and lovely illustrations -- Sunday Independent every nursery rhyme you have ever forgotten the words to ... wacky and inventive illustrations ... children from three years upwards will be rapt - as will parents reliving their childhoods -- Sunday Business Post really good fun ... beautifully produced ... a great gift -- TV3's Ireland AM a beautiful collection of nursery rhymes -- eye magazine (Early Years Educator) Every single page is glorious ... Steve McCarthy is one of the best illustrators that I've come across in Ireland ... A lot of these rhymes I'd forgotten about! -- The Comic Cast There's a great selection of long and short rhymes and it's lovely to see so many distinctly Irish rhymes alongside the traditional Mother Goose collection. Steve McCarthy's quirky and colourful pictures add to the pleasure of this book. -- Book Fest charming -- Woman's Way With first-time book illustrator Steve McCarthy, Webb and Ranson have produced a collection which will awaken memories of forgotten tradition in some readers, while for others it may spark a whole new cycle of childhood rhymes to be passed to the next generation -- The Evening Echo This is a book that will be enjoyed and cherished by both parents and children. -- Maternity and Infant Magazine each rhyme is beautifully illustrated -- Sunday Business Post Agenda delightfully illustrated -- Woman's Way sure to delight both the youngest and oldest among us ... a uniquely Irish flavour -- Mad About Books an anthology both to use now and treasure later -- Evening Echo a beautiful nursery rhyme book -- mylittlebabog Steve McCarthy's illustrations are fun, sweet, hilarious, detailed and beautiful -- The Looking Glass evocative and funny ... delightful -- Irish Examiner beautifully illustrated by Steve McCarthy ... a complete collection of old and new, silly and true rhymes that a new generation will adore. Now regarded as a modern classic ...the prefect addition to any child's bookshelf -- I would be very happy to use this book ... my class, senior infants, have really enjoyed learning some of these rhymes and listening to the memories their parents and grandparents have as a result ... I think the individual pages ... could start a really good art lesson where children have to illustrate a simple poem or text -- a wonderful enjoyable book -- Sunday Independent this delightfully illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes features many that will be familiar to children all around with world, intermingled with traditional Irish favourites. For those brought up in Ireland, whether still there or moved away, it will bring many nostalgic memories and will be warmly welcomed to introduce a new generation of children to Irish favourites including Two Cats of Kilkenny, The Claddagh Boatman and If You Weren't so Ballymena. The illustrations by Steve McCarthy are perfectly matched to each poem and weave around the words wonderfully -- the perfect book for when sleepy heads request `just one more story! -- Maternity & Infant Magazine a cracker -- Late Late Toy Show
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About Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb is the author of the Ask Amy Green and Songbird Cafe series for young readers. She worked for many years as a children's bookseller and now combines writing with schools visits, reading and giving workshops at festivals, and teaching creative writing. In 2015, Sarah was awarded the Children's Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Books. She is the Children's Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers' Week and was writer in residence for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017. For more, visit Claire Ranson was born in England where she completed a degree in English Literature and a Master's in Children's Literature. She has worked with Poetry Ireland and Children's Books Ireland. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. Steve McCarthy is a Dublin-born art maker and obsessive picture-builder. With a keen interest in colour and character, Steve has managed to sneak his singular style into many forms, from Cartoon Saloon's Oscar-nominated feature film Song of the Sea to children's books and projects for brands worldwide. His work won Best Illustration at the IDI Irish Design Awards 2016. For more, visit Sarah and Steve's first book together for The O'Brien Press was Sally Go Round the Stars (with Claire Ranson), which was nominated for Irish Children's Book of the Year at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.
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