Storytime: Mother Goose, all Mixed-Up

Itsy Bitsy, the Smart Spider

Itsy Bitsy, the Smart Spider by Charise Mericle Harper

Tired of always being washed back down the waterspout, Itsy Bitsy decides to use her wit and eight-legged strength to find a way to hold on tight when the rains come, in an amusing twist to the classic childhood rhyme.

 

 

There Was a Bold Lady Who Wanted a Star

There Was a Bold Lady Who Wanted a Star by Charise Mericle Harper

In this funny, clever adaptation of the classic song “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” Charise Mericle Harper takes readers on a wacky journey as a feisty, bold lady tries everything from skates, to a bike, to a car to reach a star.

 

 

This is the House that Jack Built

This is the House that Jack Built by Simms Taback

What happened in the house that Jack built? It all started with the cheese that lay in the house that Jack built. And then came the rat that ate the cheese and the cat who killed the rat. Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator Simms Taback brings his distinctive humor and creativity to the beloved story of Jack and the house that he built.

 

 

The Top Secret Files of Mother Goose!

The Top Secret Files of Mother Goose! by Gabby Gosling & illustrated by Timothy Banks

When the tarts belonging to the Queen of Hearts go missing, everyone is a suspect. Was it that scoundrel, the Knave of Hearts? The sour-faced Mary Quite Contrary? Or the suspiciously hungry Humpty Dumpty? The Queen wants to start chopping off heads, but somebody suggests calling in Mother Goose, Chief Detective of Nursery Rhyme Crime.

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