What You Need to Know:|
• Nursery Rhyme Comics combines nursery rhymes and cartoonists to form a brilliantly high-interest book.
• The nursery rhymes, whether told traditionally or not, have a modern, new spin due to the cartoon illustrations.
• This is a book that a new reader, or reluctant reader, can linger over and enjoy.
What happens when fifty cartoonists take their hand to fifty nursery rhymes? Nursery Rhyme Comics is born! This is a funny, modern take on the classic nursery rhymes. Some of the rhymes featured include, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Hot Cross Buns, Three Little Kittens, Old Mother Hubbard and Georgie Porgie. Some of the cartoonists are Raina Telegmeier, Dave Roman, Patrick McDonnell and Nick Bruel. But, obviously, this is just a smidgen of the work showcased in this amusing collection.
It was surprising to me how much I enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure what to make of combining comics and nursery rhymes. But shame on me for not having a more open mind! Together, these two genres, make a highly readable and entertaining anthology. Each pages literally begs to be lingered over. I suspect newly independent readers will enjoy this book immensely, as will reluctant readers. The low volume of text and the high volume of illustrations makes the perfect combinations for these two groups of readers. My own newly independent reader has taken it to bed with him each night for a week now, and can't wait to tell me all about the rhymes he enjoyed the night before at the breakfast table.
2011, 128 pages
Excellent Read-Aloud, Exquisite Illustrations, Nursery Rhymes, Humor
• Which nursery rhymes did you know before you read this book?
• Did you notice anything different about the rhymes here? What are some of the differences you noticed?
• Can you think of your own nursery rhyme? What would it be?
• Would you want any of the fifty illustrators to illustrate your tale? Which one?
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