Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nursery Rhymes Reimagined




What happens when 50 cartoonists take on Mother Goose? NURSERY RHYME COMICS (First Second 2011) is what happens. See how 50 graphic artists/cartoonists interpret old rhymes with new eyes and new illustrations. Gene Yang reinvents Pat-a-Cake and gives us all an explanation why it is marked with a B. You will never hear Hickory Dickory Dock and not see the totally new concept developed in Stephanie Yue's illustrations. Dave Roman, Jules Feiffer, Raina Telgemeier, Sara Varon, and David Macaluay are among this stellar group of artists who have reconceptualized the rhymes for a new audience. <598>

13 comments:

  1. This book sounds like a fun read aloud. However, I would have to share the traditional rhymes first, as many of my students have never heard nursery rhymes before! I think it should be mandated that librarians in the elementary level teach a nursery rhyme seminar to their classes every year! I will!

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  2. I love the idea of nursery rhymes in the graphic novel genre! I would love to have my middle school students compare and contrast this form with the traditional version. Many of them have not heard nursery rhymes in a long time if ever. This would bring them more on their level.

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  3. This would be neat to show my young students when learning nursery rhymes. I think the introduction to graphic novels would be great at at early age. That way my students don't end up like me and not know what a graphic novel is until way, way, late in life.

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  4. This sounds like a really fun book! I love someone takes a classic and recreates it. For instance, I am LOVING Once upon a Time (a tv show that has recreated fairy tales). I can't wait to check this book out!

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  5. I just love this idea. I never thought about nursery rhymes in this format. Everyone has made some excellent points and suggestions for this title. Can't wait to check it out. :)

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  6. I would love to read this book because I have always loved Mother Goose. It would be interesting to see what cartoonists could do with them.

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  7. I would also like to read this book. Mother Goose is a classic and I'm curious to see the graphic version of these nursery rhymes.

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  8. I agree that this looks like a neat book. I grew up with my mother teaching me nursery rhymes. I'm surprised when so many of my students don't know them. I would also like to incorporate a nursery rhyme unit into my lessons once I'm in the library, and this looks like a great book to use.

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  9. LS5385
    Children tend to forget the classics and I think this would be perfect for them to treasure the same nursery rhymes that we once read when we were younger.

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  10. I have noticed that early childhood teachers at my school have stayed away from the classics of nursery rhymes. I will recommend this book to them as I'm sure they will really enjoy it. It is important to introduce young children to these rhymes because they have been around for years.

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  11. Sounds like it will be a great book. I usually try to teach nursery rhymes throughout the year to my primary class. It always makes me sad to realize they are not hearing them at home anymore. These sound like they would be good to use doing some comaprison/contrast with my original Mother Goose nursery rhyme books.

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  12. I have always loved nursery rhymes. This book is so amazing. I even read it to my husband and he does not like to read. He actually listened. It was kind of cool because as I was reading the baby in my stomach began to quiet down.

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