Grumbles from the Town By Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich; Illustrated by Angela Matteson

Grumbles from the Town

Mother-Goose Voices with a Twist

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ISBN: 9781590789223


Published by (2016-09-13)

Fourteen Mother-Goose rhymes enjoyed by generations of children are creatively presented as "poem pairs"—with a twist!—in this playful poetry picture book.

Mother Goose has a few secrets tucked in her feathers! Did you know that the shoe loved the Old Woman and her many children? And that the three blind mice weren’t actually blind, only near-sighted? Or that Humpty Dumpty fell when skateboarding on a wall?
Featuring wildly different voices and perspectives, this terrific read-aloud features with stunning illustrations and hilarious details. The book includes the original Mother Goose rhymes, endnotes that briefly describe their history, and an introduction that invites readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives and "create magic."

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 17.95 USD / 23.5 CAD
Published: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 9781590789223
Page Count: 40
Trim Size: 9 x 11

“This quirky Mother Goose book turns convention on its head. Each of the 14 selections contemporizes a traditional rhyme and pairs it with a rebuttal or an aside by a grumpy protagonist... the artwork is lively and fanciful...”—Kirkus Reviews

"Whimsical, cartoonish acrylic-and-pencil illustrations incorporate playful details and decorative page embellishments, blending classic scenarios and contemporary settings and elements... a playful addition to any poetry section."—Booklist

"The imaginative poems can tickle the funny bone... an excellent choice for writing workshops and classroom prompts."—School Library Journal