Nursery Rhymes Your Mother Never Taught You

by Marilyn Huntman Giese



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/11/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781796064773
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781796064780
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781796064766

About the Book

Nursery Rhymes Your Mother Never Taught You brings wry humor in the form of parodies to twenty-four of the world’s best-loved nursery rhymes. The parodies in Part I are a reaction to the people and politics of the 21st century. They are matched with the traditional nursery rhymes that are found in Part II. These original versions include some bizarre historical theories as to derivation; also, their first known publication dates are given. All the rhymes are divided into four sections: Food, Fun, People, and Politics. At the end of each section in Part I there are three thoughts to ponder for each parody. They range from such as, ‘What does food have to do with marital bliss?’ to ‘Who was the bully in your school?’ Caution: discussions are recommended for good-natured groups only!

About the Author

About the Author Marilyn Huntman Giese, born in Washington, D.C., has lived in or near Chicago, Illinois since she was two years old. She studied at Iowa State College. After marriage to the love of her life, Dr. Stan Giese, she continued her education at various colleges and writer’s workshops while raising a son and four daughters. She led Girl Scout troops and participated in work trips in Biloxi, MS, Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and Monteverdi, Costa Rica. Family fun included music and water skiing. In the 1960’s Giese began research for her historical novel of the First Christian Century. In 2010 The Eye of God, A Fisherman’s Tale was published. It follows the surprising life of St. Peter using his voice. She traveled to Israel, Turkey, Greece and Italy absorbing local color for the book. Giese is the happy grandmother of eighteen and resides in Aurora, Illinois. About the Illustrator Julie Kline is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, and recently published her first children’s book Milo Mouse Searches for a House. Julie is a mom of three and grandmother of four. She enjoys drawing and painting and sharing her talent with others to improve their art. Julie lives in Montgomery, Illinois with husband Jeff and her cat Jasmine.