Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose

Title: Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose


Bibliography: dePaola, T. (1985). Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose. New York: Putnam.


Annotation: This collection of over two hundred Mother Goose nursery rhymes are accompanied by delightfully colorful paintings. Tomie dePaola highlights the common classics: Little Bo Peep who lost her sheep, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, the Three Blind Mice, and of course, Mother Goose.


Genre: Folklore


Grade Level: 2-4


Readers who will like this book: This type of book, being a collection of short nursery rhymes, may appeal to a reader than enjoys poetry and short stories to chapter books and novels; fantastic for a young reader with a shorter attention span.


Personal Response and rating: 5; the Mother Goose nursery rhymes have always been a personal favorite but accompanied with Tomie dePaola’s vibrant, simple yet very animated paintings make it even more enjoyable.


Question: What Mother Goose nursery rhymes have you heard of?