Monday, May 2, 2011

A Treasury of Modern Mother Goose Rhymes Book Review

I chose "A Treasury of Modern Mother Goose Rhymes" by Lillian Rose Jensen for review from Dorrance Publishing.

About the Author: Lillian Jensen is a native of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, fifteen miles from both Stone Lake and Hayward, and attended the Janesville School for the Visually Handicapped in Janesville. She enjoys writing tongue twisters and poetry of her own as well as knitting rugs. She lives with her husband on the Lac Courte Reservation, where they have raised three children, Theresa, Michael, and Melody.

Thanks to Lillian, some of our favorite Mother Goose nursery rhyme characters have been modernized, brought to our world for us to enjoy.

Examples: "Remember the old woman who lived in a shoe?
She remodeled her house and painted it blue.
She had the old shoe wired with electricity.
She bought a stove, refrigerator, and a TV......"

"The king of hearts
Wished to bake tarts.
But the king of hearts was in a terrible fix.
The king of hearts
Couldn't bake tarts.
He couldn't find the right cake mix."

It's great to have a collection of rhymes to read with my kids. They are her own creation, so it shows kids they can create their own rhymes and how rhyming works. Filled with 51 different rhymes, it's great for the imagination

My only 2 disappointments are that there are no pictures for the kids while you read it to them, and it is an extreme waste of paper!!

You can buy your own copy of A Treasury of Modern Mother Goose Rhymes from Dorrance Publishing for $9.

Thank you to Dorrance Publishing for providing this copy for free in exchange for this review.

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