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Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists

by Chris Duffy (Editor)

Other authors: Nick Abadzis (Illustrator), Andrew Arnold (Illustrator), Kate Beaton (Illustrator), Vera Bosgol (Illustrator), Nick Bruel (Illustrator)48 more, Scott Campbell (Illustrator), Lilli Carré (Contributor), Roz Chast (Illustrator), J.P. Coovert (Illustrator), Jordan Crane (Illustrator), Rebecca Dart (Illustrator), Eleanor Davis (Illustrator), Vanessa Davis (Illustrator), Theo Ellsworth (Illustrator), Jules Feiffer (Illustrator), Bob Flynn (Illustrator), Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator), Alexis Frederick-Fost (Illustrator), Ben Hatke (Illustrator), Gilbert Hernandez (Illustrator), Jaime Hernandez (Illustrator), Lucy Knisley (Illustrator), Edward Lear (Contributor), David Macaulay (Illustrator), Leonard S. Marcus (Introduction), Mark Martin (Illustrator), Patrick McDonnell (Illustrator), Mike Mignola (Illustrator), Tony Millionaire (Illustrator), Tao Nyeu (Illustrator), George O'Connor (Illustrator), Mo Oh (Illustrator), Erik Orchard (Illustrator), Laura Park (Illustrator), Cyril Pedrosa (Illustrator), Lark Pien (Illustrator), Aaron Renier (Illustrator), Dave Roman (Illustrator), Marc Ronenthal (Illustrator), Stan Sakai (Illustrator), Richard Sala (Illustrator), Mark Siegel (Illustrator), James Sturm (Illustrator), Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator), Craig Thompson (Illustrator), Richard Thompson (Illustrator), Sara Varon (Illustrator), Colleen AF Venable (Designer), Jen Wang (Illustrator), Drew Weing (Illustrator), Gahan Wilson (Illustrator), Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator), Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)

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I am such a sucker for graphic novel and comic collections. This collection has contributions from some pretty famous and awesome artists, including Nick Abadzis (Laika), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Jules Feiffer (The Phantom Tollbooth and Bark, George), David Macaulay (Cathedral), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Craig Thompson (Blankets), and Gene Yang (American Born Chinese).

So brilliant! The illustrations often include clever interpretations of the nursery rhymes.
  aratiel | Sep 5, 2018 |
Nursery rhymes are classic poetic stories that I have loved as a child and as an adult. They are just so recognizable and short where it's impossible not to know them. There were a couple of nursery rhymes in this graphic novel that I didn't recognize but enjoyed nonetheless. Some of the rhymes were just alright and the illustrations too while there were other that I adored the way the story was presented with the illustrations retelling classic nursery rhymes. Here are some of the nursery rhymes I really enjoyed:

Hickory Dickory Dock by Stephanie Yue

Probably the cutest little mouse has the job of hitting a clock at one. This was such a clever little remake and origin of why the mouse is climbing up the clock. He's got a job to do!


Little Miss Muffet by Mark Martin

The spider that sat beside Miss Muffet is smiling his nicest smile but he has terrifying teeth so Miss Muffet runs away. The spider is so cute and looks like the perfect little gentleman.


Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater by Eric Orchard

This rhyme was going south with me because Peter couldn't keep his wife so he just put her in a pumpkin shell but then he falls in love again I believe. He has some troubles with her too because she loves to read but he ends up learning to write and spell. Now he likes reading books with her and they lived happily ever after. Such a sweet ending.


There Was a Little Girl by Vera Brosgol

The funniest comic out there and it's by the girl who wrote and illustrated Anya's Ghost! The rhyme starts off so innocent and sweet but then when she gets hungry she gets horrid so you see her big and fat consuming a whole cake on her own at the end.


The Queen of Hearts Eleanor Davis

I feel like I may or may not have heard of this rhyme before but either way, it was light and fun and about strawberry tarts. I particularly like the color scheme to the illustrations. It feels very popeye to me for some reason too. ( )
  AdrianaGarcia | Jul 10, 2018 |
Classic nursery rhymes, from Jack and Jill to Old Mother Hubbard, turned into comic strips, suitable for any aged reader to enjoy.
  Amanda001 | Mar 20, 2017 |
A marvelous book featuring fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by fifty of today’s preeminent cartoonists and illustrators. It is a fascinating new entry in the canon of nursery rhymes treasuries. The book has a set of nursery rhymes using different rhyming style and after that there are a couple of pages with the authors notes. I love how the book has the traditional old nursery rhymes. However, each nursery rhyme has a neat illustration by various comic book artists. There are a lot of different styles of art, and it keeps things interesting. Overall, it is an excellent children's picture book with great illustrations and very edgy twist to the original nursery rhymes.
  hildaalcaraz | Mar 18, 2017 |
I read some of these to my students and they loved them. They were helpful to learn the rhythm of the rhymes for when we use the beat of the rhymes for songs.
  ansleyg | Mar 12, 2017 |
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Abadzis, NickIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Bosgol, VeraIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bruel, NickIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Carré, LilliContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chast, RozIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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.

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Presents fifty traditional nursery rhymes in comic book format, with illustrations by well-known cartoonists.

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