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The Daddy Goose Treasury
May 19th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

What finally pushed the Dish and the Spoon to run away together? Who inspired Quite Contrary Mary’s garden? And why in the world did Humpty Dumpty sit on that wall in the first place? Daddy Goose explains it all . . .

Although I am often skeptical of the so-called canon of children’s literature, one “classic” I firmly believe in is Mother Goose.  Read the rest of this entry »

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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
May 16th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

Every night the rhyme gets read

Every night Dish and Spoon run away.

And every night they return

—until tonight!

I have always loved the idea of “fractured fairy tales”.  There are so many possibilities that open up when you take something with the longevity and quality of a classic and put a creative spin on it that will attract kids’ attention.  Read the rest of this entry »

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I Took the Moon for a Walk
May 6th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

I took the Moon for a walk last night.

It followed behind like a still summer kite.

Though there wasn’t a string or a tail in sight,

When I took the Moon for a walk.

The very first thing that struck me about I Took the Moon for a Walk, upon reading it for the first time, was that the rhyme scheme was not only well-done (a feat in itself), but that its rhythms were quite distinctly reminiscent of classic nursery rhymes.   Read the rest of this entry »

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