The People of the Town by Alan Marks
Nursery-Rhyme Friends for You and Me

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Marks’ sense of whimsy is clear in the maniacal stare of a cat giving tiny “Jerry Hall” a ride past a rat with dinner on its mind, and readers can empathize with “Little Tommy Tucker” standing on a wooden crate with the absolute rigidity of stage fright. Ultimately, the uneven presentation makes this Mother Goose collection a supplemental purchase.
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Meet familiar friends and new neighbors in this playful collection of nursery rhymes.
 
On a misty, moisty morning, we meet the snoring old man, and by evening we’re running through the town with Wee Willie Winkie in his nightgown. A day full of nursery rhyme enchants, delights, and enlightens young readers. 
 
Gorgeous illustrations paired with quintessential nursery rhymes introduce familiar friends like Little Bo Peep, Georgie Porgie and the Grand Old Duke of York, as well as meet new neighbors, including Little Polly Flinders, Honest John Boldero and Little Tommy Tucker. 
 
An attractive and easily giftable collection of tried and true favorites.
 

About Alan Marks

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Alan Marks is widely published and has illustrated many books. He is also a 'Smarties Prize' prize winner. Jill Paton Walsh is a distinguished writer, best-known for her adult novel, Knowledge of Angels, which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize. Among her many children's titles are The Dolphin Crossing (widely acknowledged as a modern classic); Gaffer Samson's Luck (Winner of the Smarties Prize); The Emperor's Winding Sheet (Winner of the Whitbread Award) and Thomas and the Tinners (Winner of the Smarties Prize).
 
Published June 21, 2016 by Charlesbridge. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 16 2016

Marks’ sense of whimsy is clear in the maniacal stare of a cat giving tiny “Jerry Hall” a ride past a rat with dinner on its mind, and readers can empathize with “Little Tommy Tucker” standing on a wooden crate with the absolute rigidity of stage fright. Ultimately, the uneven presentation makes this Mother Goose collection a supplemental purchase.

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