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Talented duo Colin McNaughton and Emma Chichester Clark have teamed up to create a witty and original introduction to some very favourite characters from nursery rhymes and popular songs. The cat and the fiddle, incy wincy spider, the four and twenty blackbirds – all of these and more are vividly brought to life in a brief rhyming verse with gorgeous matching illustrations. With its bouncy text, this is perfect for reading aloud.
This is a glorious celebration of the wonder of books. Join the fun with Mother Goose as all your favourite nursery rhyme characters come to life in this rollicking read-aloud picture book from Colin McNaughton with beautiful illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. Since the publication of his first title in 1976, Colin has produced over 70 books, many of which he has both written and illustrated. Colin is renowned as a humorous poet as well as for his storybooks and is recognized as one of Britain's leading author/illustrators. His Walker Books titles include We're Off to Look for the Aliens, The Aliens Are Coming and Not Last Night But the Night Before, also with Emma Chichester Clark.
|Publication date:||7th June 2012|
|Illustrator:||Emma Chichester Clark|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
Colin McNaughton - as a child Colin was born in Wallsend-upon-Tyne in Northumberland in 1951. As a child, Colin had little indication that he would one day become an author-illustrator. There were no books at all in his parents’ home, he recalls, but there were always comics. These were his formative literature and their slapstick humour has been a lasting influence. “I’ve been talking about the comic format for years,” he says. “It’s the modern way of telling stories for today’s children; it’s about movement, the step between film ...More About Colin McNaughton