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MOTHER GOOSE

MOTHER GOOSE

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LENTZ. POP-UP. (BLUE RIBBON) MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Blue Ribbon (1933). Thick 4to (7 x 8 3/4"), pictorial boards, hinges strengthened with some stress on binding, but it is tight and VG IN DUST WRAPPER (dw frayed at spine ends). Hundreds of nursery rhymes are illustrated by HAROLD LENTZ with color endpapers, many black and whites and 4 fabulous double page color pop-ups. Because of the thickness of the pages few copies of the thick Blue Ribbon pop-ups have survived in fine condition and this seems to be the rarest title in this series.

Pat-a-Cake," "Simple Simon," "Rock-a-bye, Baby:" these and the many other rhymes that make up Mother Goose have become almost as much a staple of child-rearing as the rattle and the bottle. Little ones love its mix of lullabies and limericks, humor and sing-song verse, and they learn from it too. Gyo Fujikawa brought her inimitable style to this version, which features a mix of enchanting line drawings and warm color pictures. Adorable mice, led by a duck in uniform, man the boat in "I Saw a Ship a-Sailing." A multicultural group of children circle round "The Mulberry Bush." And "The Three Kittens" have never been cuter. Fujikawa has succeeded in creating a truly magical world for kids to enter.




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VG
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fine
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tight
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spine
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