Very Mary classics.

By | December 3, 2008 at 6:57 am | 30 comments | Books & Reading, For the Kids

Who else has children who adore nursery rhymes, folk tales, and fairy tales?  My two love them — and a couple of them stand out more than others, stories that they could hear me read over and over without growing tired of them (The Three Bears and Jack and the Beanstalk).

Who else among you loves the artwork of Mary Engelbreit?  Her work is so recognizable….and her whimsical characters and detailed patterns and embellishments are popular everywhere.

What if I told you that classic nursery tales and Mary Engelbreit’s illustrations have been combined into one fantastic storybook?

It’s true. This lovely, hardbound volume is a quintessential classic, a must-have for all pint-sized children’s bookshelves in nurseries and playrooms everywhere. Twelve recognizable tales are re-told and illustrated with classic Engelbreit style and elegance. I can imagine what a memorable baby gift this would be! Or even a Christmas gift for the book-loving little guy or gal who easily becomes immersed in very detailed, very in-depth illustrations (I know my two do).

Take a look inside, if you wish. Magic awaits you!

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Mary Engelbreit’s Nursery Tales retails for $19.99 and can be found wherever books are sold!

Win it! Courtesy of HarperCollins Childrens Publishers, I have one copy to give away to one of you. All you need to do is click on the “Browse Inside” button above, find the table of contents, and come back and tell me (in one comment, please) which story your children would want to read first. I’ll close the contest at 11pm next Thursday, December 11th and announce the winner the next day. Sorry; US mailing addresses only. Good luck!

P.S. Check out HarperCollin’s adorable personalize-able Christmas e-card available! It includes a wish list to help out friends and family. Check it out!