The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog

Simon & Schuster. Jun. 2020. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534466623.
Toddler-PreS–The familiar rhyme of Old Mother Hubbard and her poor dog is brought to the big stage in dePaola’s take on the tale. Readers will laugh at the antics of Old Mother Hubbard while admiring the fantastic detail of the designs. Other characters from the nursery rhyme world make an appearance on the side stage as well. The illustrations are colorful and creative as always, with every page filled to the rafters with details to pore over. The entire book is designed as one large theatrical production for nursery rhymes, directed by the maestro of color himself. A wonderful remake sure to capture audiences young and old with its humor and hidden gems.
VERDICT Another intricate nursery rhyme transformed into a theatrical drama, perfect for presenting to story time audiences.

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