This Mother Goose book was a baby gift from our neighbor, a children’s librarian. We’re already in love with it. Rosemary Wells is one of our favorite author illustrators, although I have to admit I wasn’t even aware she had done a Mother Goose book! What a pleasant surprise.
I like her playful interpretation of some of the traditional nursery rhymes.
Everyone seems to know Rosemary Wells’s Max and Ruby books, but it’s her Yoko books that I especially enjoy. Here’s Yoko, about a school child who is initially made fun of by her classmates for eating sushi.
In Yoko’s Paper Cranes, Yoko writes regularly to her grandparents in Japan and sends origami cranes as a birthday present.
Again, I love the playful, positive images!
Just so you know, Maia would choose the Max and Ruby books over the Yoko ones. Not that she doesn’t like Yoko, but Max is a mischief maker which tickles Maia’s fancy.