Nursery Rhymes – Mother Hubbard

Nursery rhymes are verses of early childhood with strong rhythm and word play that have become etched in child and adult minds alike, being easy to recall and delightful to say or read-aloud. By the mid-18th century nursery rhymes had become a staple of children's literature. Sarah Catherine Martin (1786-1826) was responsible for Mother Hubbard and her Dog which has become one of the famous nursery rhymes, published in many different formats, from inexpensive chapbooks to books with moveable pieces. Mother Hubbard is considered to be one of the first nonsense picture books for children, a story composed of verses and simple illustrations that are indivisible.

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