NYR iOS app Android app More

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors
Monica Edinger

GET UPDATES FROM Monica Edinger

New Book: Nursery Rhyme Comics (Photos)

Posted: 10/11/11 04:52 PM ET

Nursery rhymes tend to be relegated to the realm of the very young, remembered by adults as cute little bedtime ditties. Well let me wake you all up -- First Second Books' Nursery Rhyme Comics is indeed cute, but it is also funny, clever, and highly entertaining, filled with traditional rhymes made fresh and new. Edited by Chris Duffy (who also contributes), with an informative introduction by children's literature historian Leonard S. Marcus, this delightful volume consists of 50 topnotch cartoonists -- among them Roz Chast, Jules Feiffer, Kate Beaton, Lucy Knisley, David Macaulay, Patrick McDonnell, Tony Millionaire, Craig Thompson, Gahan Wilson, and Gene Yang -- each giving their own take on a rhyme. It is definitely one of those books for all ages -- parents can enjoy reading these with toddlers on their laps while older kids are bound to enjoy poking through the book on their own. Check out the slide show to get a taste!

Roz Chast's THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN
1  of  12
PLAY
FULLSCREEN
ZOOM
SHARE THIS SLIDE 
Image appears courtesy of First Second Books
RATE IT!   |  
VOTE
LIKE
CURRENT TOP 5 PICK YOUR OWN TOP 5
USERS WHO VOTED
NEW! CREATE YOUR OWN SLIDESHOW

Images appears courtesy of First Second Books.

 

Follow Monica Edinger on Twitter: www.twitter.com/medinger