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Sally Go Round The Stars Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

Written by Sarah Webb, Claire Ranson

Illustrated by Steve McCarthy

Sally Go Round The Stars Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood Synopsis

A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes known and loved throughout Ireland. It includes favourite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favourites. Includes; Sally Go Round the Moon Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling Two Little Dicky Birds Are Ye Right There, Michael? Half a Pound of Tuppenny Rice Adam and Eve and Pinch Me and many, many more! 'a cracker' Late Late Toy Show

Sally Go Round The Stars Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood Press Reviews

beautiful ... the perfect book to share and to enjoy -- Mothers & Babies a lovely collection ... McCarthy's illustrations bring a good deal of humor to the pages -- Publishers Weekly Parents, child-care providers, and ... school teachers will find this a wonderful resource for encouraging literacy and imagination -- School Library Journal a choice pick for reading aloud to little ones -- MidWest Book Review a wonderful collection of nursery rhymes and childhood songs ... beautifully illustrated ... a big thumbs up from us! -- it's a real treat to find a fresh selection of nursery-rhymes ... there are rhymes here that deserve to become family favourites ... next time I take my young ones trick or treating, we will certainly be singing Hey-ho for Hallowe'en! ... grown-up reader -- Armadillo Poetry Magazine a collection which will awaken memories of forgotten tradition in some readers, while for others it may spark a whole new cycle of childhood rhymes to be passed to the next generation -- Evening Echo beautifully illustrated -- Ryan Tubridy well-known rhymes blend jauntily with old Irish street-chants ... The bold, colourful outline and very child-friendly illustrations by Steve McCarthy top this delightful book for children of all ages. -- Irish Examiner gentle nostalgia and lovely illustrations -- Sunday Independent every nursery rhyme you have ever forgotten the words to ... wacky and inventive illustrations ... children from three years upwards will be rapt - as will parents reliving their childhoods -- Sunday Business Post really good fun ... beautifully produced ... a great gift -- TV3's Ireland AM a beautiful collection of nursery rhymes -- eye magazine (Early Years Educator) Every single page is glorious ... Steve McCarthy is one of the best illustrators that I've come across in Ireland ... A lot of these rhymes I'd forgotten about! -- The Comic Cast There's a great selection of long and short rhymes and it's lovely to see so many distinctly Irish rhymes alongside the traditional Mother Goose collection. Steve McCarthy's quirky and colourful pictures add to the pleasure of this book. -- Book Fest charming -- Woman's Way With first-time book illustrator Steve McCarthy, Webb and Ranson have produced a collection which will awaken memories of forgotten tradition in some readers, while for others it may spark a whole new cycle of childhood rhymes to be passed to the next generation -- The Evening Echo This is a book that will be enjoyed and cherished by both parents and children. -- Maternity and Infant Magazine each rhyme is beautifully illustrated -- Sunday Business Post Agenda delightfully illustrated -- Woman's Way sure to delight both the youngest and oldest among us ... a uniquely Irish flavour -- Mad About Books an anthology both to use now and treasure later -- Evening Echo a beautiful nursery rhyme book -- mylittlebabog Steve McCarthy's illustrations are fun, sweet, hilarious, detailed and beautiful -- The Looking Glass evocative and funny ... delightful -- Irish Examiner beautifully illustrated by Steve McCarthy ... a complete collection of old and new, silly and true rhymes that a new generation will adore. Now regarded as a modern classic ...the prefect addition to any child's bookshelf -- I would be very happy to use this book ... my class, senior infants, have really enjoyed learning some of these rhymes and listening to the memories their parents and grandparents have as a result ... I think the individual pages ... could start a really good art lesson where children have to illustrate a simple poem or text -- a wonderful enjoyable book -- Sunday Independent this delightfully illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes features many that will be familiar to children all around with world, intermingled with traditional Irish favourites. For those brought up in Ireland, whether still there or moved away, it will bring many nostalgic memories and will be warmly welcomed to introduce a new generation of children to Irish favourites including Two Cats of Kilkenny, The Claddagh Boatman and If You Weren't so Ballymena. The illustrations by Steve McCarthy are perfectly matched to each poem and weave around the words wonderfully -- the perfect book for when sleepy heads request 'just one more story! -- Maternity & Infant Magazine a cracker -- Late Late Toy Show

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847176752
Publication date: 6th October 2014
Author: Sarah Webb, Claire Ranson
Illustrator: Steve McCarthy
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Sarah Webb, Claire Ranson

Sarah Webb is a children's author who combines writing with schools visits, reading and giving workshops at festivals, and teaching creative writing. She has won two Irish Book Awards for her children's books (for A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea and Blazing a Trail), as well as the Children's Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Books, awarded in 2015. Sarah worked for many years as a children's bookseller and was writer in residence for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017: she is currently the Children's Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers' Week. For more, visit Claire Ranson ...

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