mother-goose

There’s a reason we’ve got hearts and brains—we’re supposed to listen to them both. A good man follows his heart, but a wise man follows his heart without ignoring his brain. Finding the right balance is one of the hardest parts of life.
—  TLOS 5, p261
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The Wacky World of Mother Goose

137 in x of animated feature film history
Release: Dec. 2nd, 1967
Country: USA
Director: Jules Bass

The Wacky World of Mother Goose was made by Rankin/Bass, written by Romeo Muller, and directed by Jules Bass. It’s based on 17th century French author Charles Perrault’s stories and nursery rhymes. Mother Goose was voiced by British character actress Margaret Rutherford.

Jack and Jill, Simple Simon, Georgie Porgie and others are worried when Mother Goose has to visit her sister on the far side of the Moon.”

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A few clips of Mother Goose are available on YouTube here and here.

FIRST POSTED: 5/18/17

The Librarians “and the Mother Goose Chase”  Novel (Available Now)

For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil.

Stories have power.

In 1719, Elizabeth Goose published a collection of rhyming spells as a children’s book, creating a spellbook of terrifying power. The Librarian of that age managed to dispose of all copies of the book except one, which remained in the possession of Elizabeth Goose and her family, temporarily averting any potential disaster.

Now, strange things are happening around the world. A tree-trimmer in Florida is blown off his elevated perch by a freak gust of wind, a woman in rural Pennsylvania is attacked by mutant rodents without any eyes, and a college professor in England finds herself trapped inside a prize pumpkin at a local farmer’s market. Baird and her team of Librarians suspect that the magic of Mother Goose is again loose in the world, and with Flynn AWOL—again—it is up to Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Stone to track down the missing spellbook before the true power of the rhymes can be unleashed.

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“Unsuspected Wickedness in Mother Goose Rhymes: Shocking Discovery That Little Jack Horner Has Bad Manners, Tom the Piper’s Son Encourages Boy Bandits and Rock-a-Bye Baby Is a TUR-R-I-B-L-E Thing to Sing to Little Ones.” Detroit Times March 8, 1925.

Okay so I’m so excited for William Joyce’s next Guardians of Childhood Book that I was inspired by his picture book this page specifically down here *points down*

to make the image at the top. Now if you know some stuff about it you would know who is on the other cliff, and if not I’m gonna let you guys guess. There’s a whole story on why, but I’m gonna save that for later. 

This is the Man that John Loves

This is the man that John loves.

These are the pants, so silky and smooth
That are worn by the man that John loves.

These are the hands that stroke and soothe
Over the pants, so silky and smooth
Worn by the man that John loves.

These are the arms, strong and sure
Attached to the hands that stroke and soothe
Over the pants, so silky and smooth
Worn by the man that John loves.

This is the heart, open and pure
Connected to the arms, strong and sure
Attached to the hands that stroke and soothe
Over the pants, so silky and smooth
Worn by the man that John loves.

These are the words, honest and true
Straight from the heart, open and pure
Connected to the arms, strong and sure
Attached to the hands that stroke and soothe
Over the pants, so silky and smooth
Worn by the man that John loves.

This is John, saying “I love you”
These three words, so honest and true
Straight from the heart, open and pure
Connected to the arms, strong and sure
Attached to the hands that stroke and soothe
As they take off the pants, so silky and smooth
And touch the man that John loves.

Sherlock’s the man that John loves.


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