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The author of the book: Wallace Tripp
Edition: Little Brown and Company
Date of issue: January 1st 1976
ISBN: 0316852821
ISBN 13: 9780316852821
Language: English
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Now I have indeed both enjoyed and also very much appreciated that Wallace Tripp's extensive compilation of Mother Goose nursery rhymes is both intensely tradtional and thankfully also not ever in any manner seemingly sanitised, not rendered more politically correct, more modern, so to speak. And while I certainly can understand that some if not perhaps even many of the inclusions might indeed make modern and more progressive parents potentially cringe a bit, I for one absolutely love that Granfa' Grig Had a Pig is basically entirely traditional, with the only (but to and for me still major and rather frustrating) shortcoming being a detailed folkloric author's note explaining origins and cultural considerations, which in my opinion most definitely should exist for those rhymes featuring actual or at least probable historical figures (Napoleon Bonaparte ironically appearing as a giant, that Hector Protector might represent either Oliver Cromwell or Richard Seymour, or perhaps even Richard Duke of York, who was Lord Protector under Henry VI and was killed during the Battle of Wakefield in 1460, and that Arthur O'Bower is meant more than likely to represent a combination of King Arthur and Wotan/Odin's Wild Hunt).

The accomapying illustrations (also by Wallace Tripp) are bright, colourful and often rather majorly parodistically fun and irreverent (with sometimes even much deeper and deliciously satiric meanings also thrown in, also present). And while I have indeed generally much enjoyed most of the illustrations rather equally (although I guess I could do without the inclusions of the UFOS and aliens that do appear once or twice) personally, my hands-down favourite accompanying picture of Granfa' Grig Had a Pig appears on page 87, where Wallace Tripp has clearly shown Lady Godiva (naked on a horse, with her hair covering up all of the potentially naughty bits, but still with enough bare skin showing that yes indeed, anyone can easily see that she is indeed riding nude through Coventry, and that this is perhaps also yet another cultural/historic instance that might well benefit from either a footnote or supplemental details in an author's note, as while I do know about Lady Godiva and her naked ride through the streets of Coventry to protest taxes, this should not be assumed to be the case universally, and I do have to wonder whether said illustration might indeed and well leave readers not familiar with the Lady Godiva legend with legitmate and shocked questions as to why said particular image clearly depicts a woman riding in the nude astride a horse). Three stars, and recommended (but with an adequate and in my opinion necessary author's note, I would definitely be ranking Granfa' Grig Had a Pig with four, perhaps even five stars).


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