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Book Title: Mother Goose Picture Puzzles|
The author of the book: Will Hillenbrand
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 490 KB
Edition: Two Lions
Date of issue: March 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780761458081
Read full description of the books Mother Goose Picture Puzzles:Title: Mother Goose Picture Puzzles
Author: Will Hillenbrand
Illustrator: Will Hillenbrand
Genre: Nursery Rhyme/Mother Goose
Theme(s): Nursery rhymes, children’s poetry, rebuses
Old Mother Goose, when
She wanted to wander,
Would ride through the air
On a very fine gander.
Brief Book Summary:
The rhymes included within the book are all classics. Some of the words are replaced with a picture of the word. The picture is included in the illustration on the page with a label of the word next to it.
Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Beverley Fahey (Children’s Literature)
Preschool and Kindergarten teachers will eagerly embrace this lively and energetic compilation of twenty familiar Mother Goose rhymes. Hillenbrand infuses his mixed media illustrations with charm and wit placing the characters firmly in a pastoral setting. Each rhyme, in a rebus format, is given center stage and within each picture the rebus symbols are identified. In some instances visually astute children will quickly see clues to the next rhyme. In Little Blue Boy, a black hen is seen atop the haystack, a foreshadowing of the rhyme to follow--The Black Hen. There is plenty of whimsy within the illustrations. Kids will giggle to see Humpty Dumpty carted away in the King’s Men ambulance and at King Cole s fiddlers who just happen to be the Three Blind Mice. Visually this packs a wallop as readers will linger over the pages to point out all the details and teachers will find it not only an excellent choice to teach Mother Goose rhymes but also as a boon to reading readiness.
Professional Recommendation/Review #2:
Kirkus (Kirkus Reviews)
Hillenbrand introduces the idea of rebuses to newly emergent readers with a gathering of likely-to-be-familiar Mother Goose rhymes—from "Hey diddle, diddle, / the [cat] and the [fiddle]" to "Twinkle, twinkle, little [star]." To make the translations ultra-easy, he provides literal visual interpretations for each rhyme in good-humored cartoon scenes featuring smiling people or animals, generally in country dress and settings. (He moderates verisimilitude for the audience appropriately: Jill's fallen male companion and Humpty Dumpty are unhappy after their accidents but plainly not grievously injured.) He even labels the relevant figures, all of whom or which are larger versions of the rebuses: "cake," "baker's man" and "baby," for instance, or "hill," "pail," "water" and "crown (another word for top of head)." As a technique for promoting visual and verbal literacy at once this game has a good track record, and young audiences put off by the crudely illustrated likes of Blanche Fisher Wright's Real Mother Goose Picture Word Rhymes (1916, 1987) or the much older Mother Goose in Hieroglyphics (1849, 1973) will both enjoy and benefit from this shorter but more child-friendly outing.
Response to Two Professional Reviews:
Both professional reviews are similar in drawing attention to words being replaced by an image. The book itself is very colorful and bright, something that can hold the attention of children. Both reviews were in favor of the book, as I also was.
Evaluation of Literacy Elements:
The technique of using pictures to replace words helps with understanding. It might be more helpful to children to clear up confusion or just help with word recognition. The illustrations are soft, cartoon images with bright cheerful colors. Rhyming is an obvious literacy element, as well as rhythm.
Consideration of Instructional Application:
Students could act out any of the rhymes within the book. They could also create their own rhyme and use the ones from the book as an example. Doing a lesson that incorporates rhyming and rhythm together is beneficial for introducing children to writing.
Read information about the authorWill Hillenbrand is the illustrator of many children's books, including THIS LITTLE PIGGY, edited by Jane Yolen, and KISS THE COW! by Phyllis Root. He is also the author-illustrator of DOWN BY THE STATION. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio with his wife, Jane, and their son, Ian.
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