Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Magic Mother Goose

Magic Mother Goose

Illustrator:  Judy Stevens 
Novelty Book
For ages 2 to 4
Running Press, 2003   ISBN: 978-0762415748

Within the thick brightly illustrated pages of this unique book young children will find eleven of their favourite Mother Goose rhymes. They will enjoy the adventures of Little Miss Muffet and Humpty Dumpty; they can clap hands for Pat-a-Cake; and they can tick to their heart’s content to the words of Hickory Dickory Dock.

In addition to the rhymes and the pictures young readers will find this book interesting because there are tabs to pull which changes the pictures on the page. With "Magic Windows" accompanying every rhyme children can make things happen as they listen to the words. For example Old King Cole’s pie sprouts black birds, and the cat from "Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat" goes to sit on the chair of a queen.

Interactive and unique with its "Magic Windows", this book is sure to make small children wonder at how the magic windows are able to change with just one pull of a tab.