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Book Title: A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

Details: Author: Webb, Sarah

Reading Age: 5 - 6

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN-13: 9781847177940

Number of pages: 64

Dimensions: 22.6 x 1.3 x 28.4 cm

Retail Price: €16.99

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A beautifully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes to treasure, and songs, poems and rhymes to share. Enjoy Irish favourites like ÔÇÿBrian O'Linn' and ÔÇÿI'll Tell Me Ma', classics such as ÔÇÿMy Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean' and ÔÇÿMonday's Child', silly rhymes that every child will love like ÔÇÿBeans', ÔÇÿPardon Me' and ÔÇÿOn Top of Spaghetti', as well as magical verses for children written by Oscar Wilde, Oliver St John Gogarty, James Joyce and others. -á

Review

this wonderfully illustrated book of popular rhymes and songs will delight children and even have adults belting out a verse or two (Irish Mail on Sunday)

a gorgeous collection of rhymes, poems and songs that will transport you back to your childhood and will delight younger readers and parents alike (Sunday Independent)

A beautifully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes to treasure, and songs, poems and rhymes to share (Primary Times Magazine)

gorgeously illustrated ... artistic magic (Belfast Telegraph)

beautifully illustrated and full of Irish nursery rhyme favourites, this new book will bring you straight back to you your childhood ... you will love sharing this new book with your little ones (Irish Post)

what a treat ... a charming trip down memory lane all wrapped up in a beautiful, contemporary visual bow (iloveoffset.com)

the first thing that strikes you about this gorgeous book is the arresting cover. Look closer, and you will be impressed by the range of incredible colours, the magnificent illustrations and the outstanding design (RTEjr's Book Club)

Sarah Webb has put together an entertaining and diverse collection of nursery rhymes, rhymes, poems and songs that will transport you back and have you humming for the rest of the day. A book to be read aloud and shared! (RTEjr's Book Club)

incredible and fun ... the illustrations are bright and lively, setting the mood on each page... perfect to read and share (Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide 2017)

a beautiful book which will capture your attention right from the superbly illustrated front cover ... Each poem is individually illustrated in a style that suits each one, and the overall effect is a lively and vibrant book that will become a popular part of a child's library; once to return to over and over again (Parents in Touch)

From the Back Cover

A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea

Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood



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Sarah Webb and Steve McCarthy



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A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea



Sarah Webb and Steve McCarthy



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Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.

One fell off and bumped his head.

Mama called the doctor, and the doctor said:

ÔÇÿNo more monkeys, jumping on the bed!'



Owls and pussycats, cockles and mussels, wiggly worms and rattlin' bogs - they're all here, and more. Rhymes, songs and verses to delight any child, from the team behind the bestselling Sally Go Round the Stars.



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A wonderfully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes to treasure, and songs, poems and rhymes to share. Enjoy Irish favourites like ÔÇÿBrian O'Linn' and ÔÇÿI'll Tell Me Ma', classics such as ÔÇÿMy Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean' and ÔÇÿMonday's Child', silly rhymes that every child will love like ÔÇÿBeans', ÔÇÿPardon Me' and ÔÇÿOn Top of Spaghetti', as well as magical verses for children written by Oscar Wilde, Alice Taylor, Julie O'Callaghan, James Joyce and others.





Praise for Sally Go Round the Stars

ÔÇÿA cracker ... Beautifully illustrated.' Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Toy Show

ÔÇÿChildren from three years upwards will be rapt - as will parents reliving their childhoods.' The Sunday Business Post

ÔÇÿAn anthology to use now and treasure later.' Evening Echo



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Sarah Webb is the author of the Ask Amy Green and Songbird CafÚ series for young readers. She worked for many years as a children's bookseller and now combines writing with schools visits, reading and giving workshops at festivals, and teaching creative writing. In 2015, Sarah was awarded the Children's Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Books. She is the Children's Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers' Week and was writer in residence for D+¦n Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017. For more, visit www.sarahwebb.info



Steve McCarthy is a Dublin-born art maker and obsessive picture-builder. With a keen interest in colour and character, Steve has managed to sneak his singular style into many forms, from Cartoon Saloon's Oscar-nominated feature film Song of the Sea to children's books and projects for brands worldwide. His work won Best Illustration at the IDI Irish Design Awards 2016. For more, visit www.mrstevemccarthy.com



Sarah and Steve's first book together for The O'Brien Press was Sally Go Round the Stars (with Claire Ranson), which was nominated for Irish Children's Book of the Year at the Bord G+íis Energy Irish Book Awards."

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