Review: Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains

Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains
Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains by Charles M. Norris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*** Caldecott Nominee *** Mike Norris and Minnie Adkins are treasures, and so is this book. A collection of charming Appalachian nursery rhymes brought to life on each page with photographs of Minnie Adkins’ award-winning carvings–a craft she’s been perfecting since she was 5 years old. The book offers a sneak peek into Appalachian life and culture–the real deal. My copy includes a CD of Mike’s silly-delightful folk songs as well and a conversation with Minnie–priceless. This book is all heart and all Americana. I so love this. Be prepared to smile. And to be swept away to simpler times.

ROOSTER CAN’T CROW
Littlety low,
And cocklety coop,
The rooster can’t crow,
He’s down with the croup

Blickery blust,
And slickery sloop,
There’s no eggs for breakfast,
We’ll have to eat soup.

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2017-07-07T11:23:53+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Book Review, Children-s, Folk Tales, History, Picture Book|Comments Off on Review: Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains