Mother Goose flies way down south in this Southern take on popular nursery rhymes. The twang in these poems adapted from the verses we all know and love will have readers donning their NASCAR™ caps and listening to the ole’ banjo in no time. Young’uns will encounter the tales of Old Mother Hubbard pulling cornbread from her cupboard and her hound that turns down biscuits. They’ll meet a Mississippi mosquito that munches on grits and fried green tomatoes and learn why Yankee Doodle trades his pony for a pickup. Also featured in this collection are the crawfish who “rub-a-dub-dub” in their tub and Little Boy Bluegrass who changes locale. Whether reading one or all, this set of forty-six beloved rhymes oozes with Southern charm.
About the Author
A humorist, cartoonist, speaker, and writer, David Davis is a Texas native with a gift for storytelling. He is the author of more than a dozen highly acclaimed children’s books with Pelican, including Jazz Cats, a 2002 Children’s Choices selection and a finalist for the Texas Golden Spur Award; Ten Redneck Babies: A Southern Counting Book, named to the Children’s Choices Top 100 list; Librarian’s Night Before Christmas; Nurse’s Night Before Christmas; Texas Aesop’s Fables; Texas Mother Goose; and Texas Zeke and the Longhorn, and four of which have earned spots on the Accelerated Reader list. Davis performs school visits and resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
About the Illustrator
Herb Leonhard, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, specializes in children’s book illustrations, portraiture, and fantasy, floral, and landscape images. Through his advertising work, Leonhard has won numerous gold, silver, and merit awards, and his award-winning art has appeared on album and magazine covers. The illustrator of Pelican’s Way Out West on My Little Pony, St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice, A Southern Child’s Garden of Verses, Leonardo’s Monster, I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word, and A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts, Leonhard lives with his wife and son in Prosser, Washington.
SOUTHERN MOTHER GOOSE
By David Davis
Illustrated by Herb Leonhard
JUVENILE FICTION / Nursery Rhymes
JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
40 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
35 color illus.