Friday, April 18, 2008

Poetry Friday: Mother Goose's Little Treasures

Mother Goose’s Little Treasures
compiled by Iona Opie
illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Candlewick, 2007

This little collection of Mother Goose rhymes contains some rhymes that readers might not be familiar with. I really love the illustrations by Rosemary Wells. This would make a great gift for a toddler along with Here’s a Little Poem edited by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters.

I share two from Mother Goose today:

What the Goose Thinketh

When the rain raineth
And the goose winketh,
Little knows the gosling
What the goose thinketh.

Little Old Dog Sits Under a Chair

Little old dog sits under a chair,
Twenty-five grasshoppers
Snarled in his hair.

Little old dog’s beginning to snore;
Mother she tells him
To do so no more.


Poetry Friday round-up is at The Well Read Child.

1 comment:

Cloudscome said...

Sounds like a delightful book! I've never heard these rhymes but I like them. Especially that first one - what layers.