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Award-Winning Authors and Illustrator Collaborate on “Mother Nature Nursery Rhymes”
In the enchanting world of children’s literature, four creative individuals have left an indelible mark with their imaginative storytelling and captivating illustrations. With the release of Mother Nature Nursery Rhymes they join forces to provide a resource for parents who want to raise their children to value and protect our natural world.
Within the enchanting pages of this beautifully reimagined volume, readers are welcomed into a harmonious fusion of both timeless and contemporary verses, accompanied by captivating watercolor illustrations. These nursery rhymes go beyond mere words; they resonate as a melodious cadence that sparks a blend of insight and playfulness. “Mother Nature Nursery Rhymes” extends an invitation to readers, both young and old, to embark on a journey to rediscover classic nursery rhymes, re-envisioned to empower children with a profound understanding of the natural world and their place within it. For example:
Ladybug, ladybug fly away home
Your garden’s in trouble no more should you roam.
The aphids are munching, the leafhoppers hop
We don’t want to spray them, so please make them stop
To enrich this literary adventure, “Mother Nature Nursery Rhymes” offers a delightful “Rhyme Time Quiz” and a treasure trove of thoughtfully curated resources designed for parents, grandparents, educators, and caretakers. These invaluable tools foster collaborative activities that amplify learning opportunities and create shared moments of discovery.
Penny Paine remarks, “This book is meant to serve as a captivating and powerful means to instill an enduring love for nature in the young hearts and minds that will be entrusted with the stewardship of our world.”
Mindy Bingham adds, “Lessons learned in the nursery are lessons learned for life.”
Mindy Bingham stands as an illustrious author, renowned not only for her enchanting tales but also for her transformative impact on education. Her timeless classic, “Minou,” continues to captivate young hearts around the world. Yet, her influence extends beyond the pages of her books. Collaborating with Sandy Stryker, they’ve shaped the lives of over 3 millions of students through their groundbreaking Career Choices series workbooks, which have spanned three decades. Mindy Bingham’s words have not only transported children to magical realms but have also paved the way for countless young minds to chart their futures with purpose.
Penelope Colville Paine is celebrated for her thought-provoking and educational works. Her collaboration with Mindy Bingham on “My Way Sally”, resulted in the prestigious Ben Franklin Award for the best children’s picture book. With an innate ability to spark curiosity and inspire learning, Penelope Colville Paine’s books have become cherished companions for young readers, encouraging them to explore the world of ideas.
Completing this trifecta of creativity is the gifted illustrator, Itoko Maeno, who brought to life the enchanting tales penned by these authors. Together with Sandy Stryker they conjured a world of wonder in “Tonia The Tree,” a masterpiece that earned them the esteemed Friends of American Writers award for the best children’s picture book. Itoko Maeno’s whimsical watercolors, interwoven seamlessly with Bingham, Stryker and Paine’s storytelling, has left an indelible imprint on the hearts and minds of young readers, sparking their imaginations with vibrant colors and captivating characters.
In the realm of children’s literature, these authors and illustrator have forged a legacy of inspiration and wonder, inviting generations of young minds to embark on imaginative journeys, explore life’s choices, and embrace the joy of learning through the pages of their timeless creations.