Nifty new takes on 50 classic nursery rhymes

Nursery Rhyme Comics is the kind of kids’ book grown-ups will want to keep reading long after their children have gone to bed.

Editor Chris Duffy asked 50 cartoonists to illustrate one of 50 nursery rhymes: New Yorker illustrator Roz Chast takes on “There Was a Crooked Man,” The Way Things Work author David Macaulay interprets “London Bridge Is Falling Down,” and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola tells the story of “Solomon Grundy.” The individual comics are vividly drawn and imagined, and the whole is wonderfully varied. “Why bother hiring 50 of the best cartoonists in the world if you aren’t going to let them do their thing?” Duffy asks in his editor’s note. This book answers the question perfectly.

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