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Mother Goose and Friends

Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Published by Crocodile Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Whether at storytime, playtime, or bedtime, Mother Goose will once again have children giggling at jumpy Miss Muffet and clumsy Jack and Jill, twisting their tongues in knots with Peter Piper, and singing along to well-loved verses such as “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush,” “Yankee Doodle,” and “Ring Around the Rosies.”

You’re sure to find your favorites in this stunning new version of the classic, now made complete with other beloved nursery verses traditionally not included in most Mother Goose collections.
Ruth Sanderson soars as never before in her elegant portrayal of these enduring rhymes.

Ruth Sanderson is the renowned illustrator and author of over 80 books for children. Her fairy tale retellings have been widely praised and much loved by children everywhere. Her original fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood, won both the Young Hoosier Award and the Bank Street College Award. The Texas Bluebonnet Award was given to her retelling of The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring. Her beautiful and ornate version of the classic fable Goldilocks is the latest addition to the collection.

Ruth Sanderson is the renowned illustrator and author of over 80 books for children. Her fairy tale retellings have been widely praised and much loved by children everywhere. Her original fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood, won both the Young Hoosier Award and the Bank Street College Award. The Texas Bluebonnet Award was given to her retelling of The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring. Her beautiful and ornate version of the classic fable Goldilocks is the latest addition to the collection.

Praise for Ruth Sanderson

“Exquisite oil paintings, with glowing textures and near-perfect detail.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Sanderson’s illustrations, recalling the painterly style of the old masters, revel in rich decoration.”
—School Library Journal

“Sanderson’s elegant, richly descriptive language contributes to a smooth retelling, and her lavish oil paintings are as beautifully handled as the narrative.”
—Booklist

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