About this item
Fifty quintessential nursery rhymes are transformed into imaginative cartoon vignettes here by some of today's most popular cartoonists for both children and adults, including Gene Luen Yang, Roz Chast, Patrick McDonnell, and Craig Thompson. Alongside classics, such as "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," and "Pop! Goes the Weasel," there are others are lesser-known rhymes, including "Solomon Grundy" and " Yon Yonson." Filled to the brim with creativity and inspired panels, this collection is a treat for all.
First Second is very proud to present Nursery Rhyme Comics. Featuring fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by fifty of today’s preeminent cartoonists and illustrators, this is a groundbreaking new entry in the canon of nursery rhymes treasuries. From New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s “There Was a Crooked Man” to Bad Kitty author Nick Bruel’s “Three Little Kittens” to First Second’s own Gene Yang’s “Pata- Cake,” this is a collection that will put a grin on your face from page one and keep it there. Each rhyme is one to three pages long, and simply paneled and lettered to ensure that the experience is completely accessible for the youngest of readers. Chock full of engaging full-color artwork and favorite characters (Jack and Jill! Old Mother Hubbard! The Owl and the Pussycat!), this collection will be treasured by children for years to come.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels / General
Street Date: October 11, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-4132