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Nursery Rhyme Comics

[50 Timeless Rhymes From 50 Celebrated Cartoonists]
(Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Nursery Rhyme Comics


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Presents fifty traditional nursery rhymes in comic book format, with illustrations by well-known cartoonists.
Title: Nursery rhyme comics
[50 timeless rhymes from 50 celebrated cartoonists]
Publisher: New York :, First Second,, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 119 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm
Notes: Subtitle from container
Summary: Presents fifty traditional nursery rhymes in comic book format, with illustrations by well-known cartoonists.
Additional Contributors: Marcus, Leonard S. - 1950-
McDonnell, Patrick - 1956-
Duffy, Chris
Alternate Title: Mother Goose
ISBN: 159643600X
9781596436008
Branch Call Number: 398.8 Nu
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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • wongsokguan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the nursery rhymes comic. Graphically, very creative.

Report This Nov 26, 2012
  • jmngraf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great illustrations deepens the joy of reading nursery rhymes. Some I hadn't even heard before. Great for visual kids.

Report This Feb 23, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Including as many variegated styles as could be conceivably collected in a single 128-page book, editor Chris Duffy plucks from the cream of the children’s graphic novel crop (and beyond!) to create a collection so packed with detail and delight that you’ll find yourself flipping to the beginning to read it all over again after you’re done. Mind you, I wouldn’t go handing this to a three-year-old any time soon, but for a certain kind of child, this crazy little concoction is going to just the right bit of weirdness they require.

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  • jmngraf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

jmngraf thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12

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Report This Feb 23, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fifty artists are handed a nursery rhyme apiece. The goal? Illustrate said poem. Give it a bit of flair. Put in a plot if you have to. So it is that a breed of all new comics, those of the nursery ilk, fill this book. Here at last you can see David Macaulay bring his architectural genius to “London Bridge is Falling Down” or Roz Chast give “There Was a Crooked Man” a positive spin. Leonard Marcus offers an introduction giving credence to this all new coming together of text and image while in the back of the book editor Chris Duffy discusses the rhymes’ history and meaning. And as he says in the end, “We’re just letting history take its course.”

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