Author(s): Iona Opie
Babies and toddlers who love things that go will be drawn to this surefire selection of Mother Goose rhymes. The train that took the pussycat to London to see the queen, the fancy car that sped the pig to market, the big ship that sails on the alley alley oh -- these and other conveyances play a visual part in a collection of nursery rhymes sure to entice little fans of vehicles that drive, chug, or sail. With infectious verse presented by Iona Opie and beautiful illustrations by Rosemary Wells, these traditional rhymes invite parents and caregivers to zoom along with Mother Goose and give the on-the-go baby in their life a solid and loving start.
Iona Opie has dedicated her life to collecting and preserving children's rhymes as art form and believes that "nursery rhymes are good for you." In partnership with her late husband, Peter Opie, she edited many acclaimed books of children's folklore, including The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. She lives in England. Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of more than sixty books for young readers. She has won many awards, including more than twenty American Library Association Notable Book citations, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. She lives in upstate New York.