Mother Goose has arrived with all her favorite nursery-rhyme friends in this unique collection that brings together her most magical words and rhymes in one complete volume.
Young children can rediscover their best-loved characters, including Humpty Dumpty, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Simple Simon, and Jack and Jill. Here, too, Mother Goose introduces many characters who are sure to become favorites in the future -- Mrs. Murphy, Little Jumping JOan, and Elsie Marley. All are included in this wonderful anthology compiled by the much-celebrated team of Iona Opie, the leading expert on children's lore, and Rosemary Wells, one of today's finest picture book artists. With more than one hundred favorite nursery rhymes, each illustrated with award-winning originality and liveliness, this is a book that will be passed on and shared for generations to come.