for The Daddy Goose Treasury by Vivian French, Ross Collins, Joelle Dreidemy, and Andrea Huseinovic
Daddy Goose tells twelve stories based on Mother Goose rhymes, includ ing a tale about the way in which Humpty Dumpty was put back together again (Charlie Apricot, the helper in the royal kitchen, is an expert at using glue to mend plates broken by Cook when she gets angry) and another about how Old King Cole got more than he asked for when he called for his pipe (he gets Great Uncle Angus and his bagpipes). French’s strong storytelling voice makes these funny, original tales great read-alouds. Using four illustra tors (one Italian, one Scottish, one French, and one Croatian) makes this collection also a showcase of international artwork . ca
Originally published as The Daddy Goose Collection: Stories from Favourite Nursery Rhymes by Chicken House Great Britain, in 2006.