Maybe Mother Goose by Esmé Raji Codell

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The Q-and-A pattern continues with other rhymes until the book’s end, when it returns to classroom, teacher, and children, who can now go outside to play since the rain, rain’s gone away. While there’s rhyme, this text lacks reason.
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In the witty sequel to Fairly Fairy Tales, Esmé Raji Codell’s latest picture book features charming twists on the beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

Could space aliens pay a visit in Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?
Could a giraffe go to school in Mary Had a Little Lamb?
Could the blackbirds in Sing a Song of Sixpence really play guitars?

Sometimes the answer is “yes” and sometimes it’s “no”—but the fun is in the asking! Gifted writer and educator Esmé Raji Codell asks these questions and more in a wonderful and witty picture book that both children and parents are sure to love. With a kid-friendly style and vivid detail, Elisa Chavarri’s sweet illustrations bring these beloved nursery rhymes boldly and humorously to life.
 

About Esmé Raji Codell

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Esmé Raji Codell is the author of the bestselling Educating Esme, a memoir about her first year teaching in Chicago, as well as several books for children, including Sahara Special and Seed by Seed. You can visit her at PlanetEsme.Blogspot.com.Elisa Chavarri is an illustrator and artist working from Alpena Michigan where she lives with her brave husband Matt, sweet daughter Lucia, crazy cat Tibbs, and silly dog Pancho. Elisa attended Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned a degree in Animation. She is a native of Lima, Peru. You can visit her at ElisaChavarri.com.
 
Published June 21, 2016 by Aladdin. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Below average
on Mar 16 2016

The Q-and-A pattern continues with other rhymes until the book’s end, when it returns to classroom, teacher, and children, who can now go outside to play since the rain, rain’s gone away. While there’s rhyme, this text lacks reason.

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