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Grumbles from the Town

By Jane Yolen & Rebecca Kai Dotlich &
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Publisher Description

Fourteen Mother-Goose rhymes enjoyed by generations of children are creatively presented as "poem pairs"—with a twist!—in this playful poetry picture book.

Mother Goose has a few secrets tucked in her feathers! Did you know that the shoe loved the Old Woman and her many children? And that the three blind mice weren’t actually blind, only near-sighted? Or that Humpty Dumpty fell when skateboarding on a wall?
 
Featuring wildly different voices and perspectives, this terrific read-aloud features with stunning illustrations and hilarious details. The book includes the original Mother Goose rhymes, endnotes that briefly describe their history, and an introduction that invites readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives and "create magic."

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About Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen has received numerous awards for her writing, including the Golden Kite Award, two Christopher Medals, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota, and the Regina Medal for her body of work. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and St. Andrews, Scotland. janeyolen.com

Rebecca Kai Dotlich is the author of many poetry and picture books, including Lemonade Sun; One Day, The End. ; and The Knowing Book. She gives presentations and poetry workshops to students, teachers, librarians, and writers across the country. She lives near Indianapolis, Indiana. rebeccakaidotlich.com

Angela Matteson is a children's book illustrator and a designer of greeting cards and gift packaging. Her paintings have been shown in galleries, both locally and nationally. This is her first picture book. She lives in Columbus, Ohio. angelamatteson.com

Angela Matteson

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