Over the Candlestick
Classic Nursery Rhymes and the Real Stories Behind Them
A special addition to nursery rhyme collections, this beautifully illustrated volume includes interesting facts about well-known verses.
Bringing together more than twenty classic nursery rhymes, riddles, and tongue twisters, this collection offers a fascinating glimpse into the age, origin, and meaning of each. Younger children will delight in the rhymes and beautiful illustrations while older children and adults will be fascinated by the historical details of well-known favorites such as Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, and others.
With whimsical, full-color illustrations and a little historical detective work, Michael and Wayne Montgomery have created a delightful and original nursery rhyme book that will entertain and educate young and old readers alike.
Publication Date: 3/1/2002
Page Count: 32
Size: 9″ x 11-3/8″
Age Range: 4 – 7
GRL: V, Gr 5
“Engaging and accessible” ―School Library Journal
“A handsome new effort…worth noting…fun, golly-gee stuff, enhanced by Michael Montgomery’s lovely oil illustrations.” ―Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Notable… fascinating…This truly is a book that will entertain people of all ages.” ―The Bloomsbury Review
Children’s Book Award (Nominee) ―Florida Reading Association, 2003-2004
Meet the Illustrator
Wayne Montgomery, a graduate of Mercer University, started the first large sports training facility in middle Georgia. He lived in Georgia until his death.