Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose by Leo & Diane Dillon

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The numbers are on the loose--hiding and dancing, skipping and laughing through the rhymes of Mother Goose! It’s a good thing Caldecott Medal-winning artists Leo and Diane Dillon have helped gather up all these mischievous numbers in a stunning celebration of counting, rhymes, and imagination.      The rhymes, both familiar and lesser known, are ordered from simple (1, 2, 3) to more complex numbers, making this a collection to grow with. The illustrations are filled with surprising wit and whimsy. And this vibrant, playful volume is irresistible as an introduction to Mother Goose or as a new delight for her longtime fans.     Includes a note from the illustrators.
 

About Leo & Diane Dillon

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LEO & DIANE DILLON have together illustrated more than twenty-five books for children, including the Caldecott Medal winner Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema. The Dillons live in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published October 1, 2007 by Harcourt Children's Books. 56 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But why, asks Man, does she torment him with “wretched Mosquito?” When Earth Mother encounters Frog, he thanks her for Mosquito, who fills his belly, and castigates Man, who catches and eats frogs.

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Long-limbed numbers and letters, anthropomorphic insects, stalwart vegetables, inventively dressed animals and other unusual creatures join multiethnic humans in a cheerful march to the irresistible rhythm of Mother Goose in this selection of numerical nursery rhymes.

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In our memory-challenged era, nursery rhymes are kept alive not by the oral tradition, but by oversize books meant for children.

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Two “O-U-T spells out” rhymes feature a queen and her froggy king deciding the fate of a chorus line of seven worried potatoes in purple fezes and frills, while opposite, Mary is seated on a milking stool and “eating cherries off a plate.” Despite the incongruities of plot and characters' sizes, ...

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that numbers are the theme of this collection of traditional Mother Goose rhymes.

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Families can recite the Mother Goose verses together, point out the numbers, and count the eggs, letters, birds, etc., as they are mentioned on the pages.

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Shelf Awareness

Children will recognize some of the rhymes, such as “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep,” “1 potato, 2 potato,” and “One, two, buckle my shoe,” and be introduced to others, such as the opening “1, 2, 3,/ The bumblebee,/ the rooster crows/ And away he goes.” For this rhyme, bumblebees and the rooster lead the ...

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Youth Services Book Review

All of the nursery rhymes that were selected for this collection deals with a number in some way (and the numbers are highlighted in the rhyme by purple text).

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