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Wegman's Mother Goose 
 
  
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Hardcover 
40 pages 
Disney Press 
Published 1996 
  
From Publishers Weekly 
  
With their amber eyes and slouching postures, the weimaraner dogs photographed by Wegman haunt readers; the artist's use of human limbs in place of the animals' paws adds another dimension of strangeness. Yet in this collection of nursery rhymes, Wegman tones down the spooky shadows of, say, his Little Red Riding Hood in favor of bright pastels and airy negative space. The weimaraners solemnly consent to wearing a pink bonnet for "Little Bo-Peep" and a chef's hat for "Three Men in a Tub" and "Pat-a-Cake"; once again, thanks to clever set design and draped costumery, some gesture with human fingers and feet. But their doggy nature is not wholly camouflaged: in the illustration for "This Little Piggy," a canine farmer surreptitiously sniffs a rottweiler puppy "piglet." Wegman extends the comic element to the text by footnoting classic rhymes with dry advice. After "Little Boy Blue," Mother Goose scolds, "It's okay to take naps, but not when you are on duty," and "Jack Sprat" includes the low-fat warning that "Mother Goose reminds you to eat more vegetables." The book derives its edge as much from the freewheeling typography as from the dogs' intensity?although the eerily disguised hounds may still startle those unaccustomed to Wegman's approach. Ages 3-7.  
  
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.  
  
 
  
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PreS Up?This time Wegman has literally and figuratively gone to the dogs. And he has taken Mother Goose with him. Costumed Weimaraners appear in 19 rhymes (several of which are fairly obscure); the dogs are pictured as Little Miss Muffet, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Jack Horner, and even as Mother Goose herself. The book is artfully assembled with careful layouts; each rhyme has a distinct visual presence. However, the design is confusing. Each rhyme is incorporated into a double-page... read more
 
  
 
  

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