The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense (Hardback)
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The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense (Hardback)

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Hardback 80 Pages
Published: 03/11/2022
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The classic nursery rhymes we know and love – upside-down, backward, in gibberish, and fresh out of bounds – as only Jon Scieszka could stage them.

Mother knows best, but sometimes a little nonsense wins the day. Inspired by Dadaism’s rejection of reason and rational thinking, and in cahoots with Blanche Fisher Wright’s The Real Mother Goose, this anthology of absurdity unravels the fabric of classic nursery rhymes and stitches them back together (or not quite together) in every clever way possible. One by one, cherished nursery rhymes – from “Humpty Dumpty” to “Hickory Dickory Dock,” “Jack Be Nimble” to “Mother Hubbard” – fall prey to sly subversion as master of fracture Jon Scieszka and acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman refashion them into comic strips, errant book reports, anagrams, and manic mash-ups. Playfully reconstructed, the thirty-six old-new rhymes invite further nonsense, bringing kids in on the joke and inviting them to revel in reimagining. Featuring robust back matter, this irreverent take on the rhymes of childhood is a great gift for child readers, a rich classroom resource, and a love song to a living language.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781529512571
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 236 x 197 x 12 mm


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Featured in the Bookseller's November children's previews - Bookseller

[…] this irreverent take on the rhymes of childhood is a great gift for child readers, a rich classroom resource, and a love song to a living language. - ACHUKA

Full of fun and new ways of looking – a great resource for fun and learning. - LoveReading4Kids

The whole book is just so clever, playfully subversive and absurd. - Red Reading Hub

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