My Very First Mother Goose
by Iona Opie, editor, illus. by Rosemary Wells
No child’s bedroom is complete without a collection of Mother Goose tales, and we recommend that you begin with this one. With a burst of energy and bold colors, Mother Goose’s best invade these pages in more than 60 rhymes. Your youngsters will undoubtedly get to know Wells’s other characters (like Max, Ruby and Yoko), but this is a marvelous introduction to her rabbits, cats, and other lively creatures – and the recurring details in the atwork reward repeated readings. “Pat-a-cake” and “Hey Diddle, Diddle” appear alongside lesser-known rhymes, making this a journey of discovery even for adults familiar with Mother Goose’s cast of characters.