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The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Wacky alt-nursery rhymes teach codes, creativity.

Book Jon Scieszka Humor 2022
Book cover: The real Dada mother goose

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You think you're being silly, but working your way through Jon Scieszka's collection of fractured nursery rhymes, you'll learn quite a lot. The Real Dada Mother Goose invites you to explore what happens when you change things up a bit in well-known verses, whether you choose to encode them in Egyptian hieroglyphics or tell their tale in a book report. Julia Rothman's colorful, whimsical illustrations transform the classic 1916 originals to draw readers young and old into the fun, offering endless possibilities for further exploration.

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