Mary Engelbreit’s Merry Mother Goose
Mary Engelbreit
HarperFestival (2008)
ISBN 9780060081287
Reviewed by Cayden (age 3.5) and Max (age 20 months) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (5/08)

“Mary Engelbreit’s Merry Mother Goose” is a sturdy board book composed of six classic Mother Goose nursery rhymes each illustrated in Mary Engelbreit’s classic style.

Cayden:  “Why does she have music wherever she goes?”

Cayden:  “Why does she have bells on her shoes?  Look the horse has bells too!”

Max:  “ Mittens – uh oh!”

Cayden:  “They can’t have pie because they lost their mittens.”

Cayden:  “Sometimes I am bad but I am not ‘horrid’ like she is!”

Cayden:  “My favorite one was the baby in the tree top because she climbed in the tree and into her crib.”

Max:  “Baby climb!”

Parent’s comments:
“Mary Engelbreit’s Merry Mother Goose” is a wonderful board book that has six familiar Mother Goose nursery rhymes along with classic Mary Engelbreit illustrations.  At first when I saw the cover and read the title, I thought this book was going to be a Christmas book but it is not, it is one that you and your children can enjoy year round.  Anyone who enjoys Mother Goose and the artwork of Engelbreit will love this book!

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