What Are Little Girls Made of?

Jeanne Willis

What Are Little Girls Made of?
Nosy Crow Ltd
United Kingdom
29 September 2020

What Are Little Girls Made of?

Jeanne Willis

Award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, revamps all the favourite Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.

Think you know your favourite classic nursery rhymes? Read this picture book and think again! In this witty reworking of popular nursery rhymes, Georgie Porgie doesn’t dare to make the girls cry, Little Bo-Peep’s sheep are all present and correct, thank you, and it’s the queen, OF COURSE, who fixes Humpty Dumpty.

With the combination of Jeanne Willis’s brilliantly funny poems and charming, witty illustrations from Isabelle Follath, these nursery rhymes prove that girls can be the heroes of any story.

This remixed nursery rhyme collection is the perfect gift book for any child (or adult!), to read aloud or enjoy alone.

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This is nursery rhyme emancipation for the grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, and daughter of our times! What Are Little Girls Made of? is a gorgeous, wise and eloquent retelling of the rhyming classics.

One may well ask, ‘What are little girls made of?’ That’s obvious, isn’t it? Well, ‘sun and rain and heart and brain’. And one may wonder whatever became of Georgie Porgie who ‘kissed a girl who made him cry’, or Little Jade Horner ‘who made little spaceships from saucepans and hair clips, and sent all her teddies to Mars’?

And, so with trills, fanfare and precocious flair, a new rhyming collection is yours to share. This is a beautifully produced gift edition of re-imagined rhymes featuring playful illustrations and gorgeous, textured dustjacket and endpapers.

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