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The real Dada Mother Goose, a treasury of complete nonsense, Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Julia Rothman

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The real Dada Mother Goose, a treasury of complete nonsense, Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Julia Rothman
Language
eng
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Main title
The real Dada Mother Goose
Oclc number
1294285695
Responsibility statement
Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Julia Rothman
Sub title
a treasury of complete nonsense
Summary
The classic nursery rhymes we know and love--upside-down, backward, in gibberish, and fresh out of bounds--as only Jon Scieszka could stage them. Mother knows best, but sometimes a little nonsense wins the day. Inspired by Dadaism's rejection of reason and rational thinking, and in cahoots with Blanche Fisher Wright's The Real Mother Goose, this anthology of absurdity unravels the fabric of classic nursery rhymes and stitches them back together (or not quite together) in every clever way possible. One by one, cherished nursery rhymes--from "Humpty Dumpty" to "Hickory Dickory Dock," "Jack Be Nimble" to "Mother Hubbard"--fall prey to sly subversion as master of fracture Jon Scieszka and acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman refashion them into comics strips, errant book reports, anagrams, and manic mash-ups. Playfully reconstructed, the thirty-six old-new rhymes invite further baloney, bringing kids in on the joke and inviting them to revel in reimagining. Featuring robust back matter, this irreverent take on the rhymes of childhood is a great gift for child readers, a rich classroom resource across grade levels, and a love song to a living language
Target audience
juvenile

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