You know Mother Goose writes in rhyme, but do you know her characters are poets too? Welcome to week twelve of my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! Join me today and all summer long as I share my series of poems (just two more left) written to Mother Goose by the characters she created in response to her wish upon a star:
Twinkle, twinkle, little star. I wonder how my children are. Up above the world so bright, if I may, I wish they'd write.
THE ORIGINAL RHYME:
MOTHER GOOSE, YOU’VE GOT MAIL FROM MISS MUFFET!
THE CHILDREN’S BOOK THAT INSPIRED THIS SERIES OF POEMS
STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT, COME TO STORY TIME TONIGHT
You’re invited to a magical slumber party with all your nursery rhyme friends! Join Little Bo-Peep, Georgie Porgie, Miss Muffit, the cow that jumped over the moon, and all their pals as they march merrily toward Mother Goose’s house for a cozy slumber party full of stories. And after they are all tucked in continue to the back of the book and find a section with your favorite nursery rhymes.
Mother Goose's Pajama Party by Danna Smith illustrated by Virginia Allyn published by Random House Doubleday
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THANKS FOR POPPING IN
There are just two letters left to deliver in the series then I’ll be moving on to specific poetic forms and some poetry for adults —next week, Mother Goose will receive a poem penned by a cool cat who is on a ship a-sailing with comfits in the cabin and apples in the hold (a lesser-known Mother Goose Rhyme).
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