Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists! (Hardcover)
November 2011 Indie Next List
“Take 50 incredible artists, give them each a classic nursery rhyme, and let them run! Lucy Knisley turns the 'Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe' into a rock-and-roll baby sitter whose charges form the band 'The Whips.' Raina Telgemeier sets 'Georgie Porgie' at a birthday party that ends with a cupcake fight. Dave Roman depicts a surreal, sci-fi 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe' that is completely different from Patrick McDonnell's sweet 'Donkey.' A fabulous introduction to the comics format for young and old alike.”
— Marika McCoola, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
First Second is very proud to present "Nursery Rhyme Comics." Featuring fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by fifty of today's preeminent cartoonists and illustrators, this is a groundbreaking new entry in the canon of nursery rhymes treasuries.
From "New Yorker "cartoonist Roz Chast's "There Was a Crooked Man" to "Bad Kitty "author Nick Bruel's "Three Little Kittens" to First Second's own Gene Yang's "Pat-a-Cake," this is a collection that will put a grin on your face from page one and keep it there.
Each rhyme is one to three pages long, and simply paneled and lettered to ensure that the experience is completely accessible for the youngest of readers. Chock full of engaging full-color artwork and favorite characters (Jack and Jill Old Mother Hubbard The Owl and the Pussycat ), this collection will be treasured by children for years to come.