Sarah Webb has written seven bestselling novels including, 'When the Boys Are Away', 'Take a Chance', and 'Always the Bridesmaid'. Her books have been published in many different countries including the U.S. and Indonesia. She has also written four children's books, has contributed short stories to many collections including 'Moments', and has compiled and edited two charity collections of her own, 'Travelling Light' and 'Mum's the Word'. Claire Ranson was born in England where she completed a degree in English Literature and a Master's in Children's Literature. She has worked with Poetry Ireland and Children's Books Ireland. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and two children.
the perfect book for when sleepy heads request 'just one more story! -- Maternity & Infant Magazine a wonderful enjoyable book -- Sunday Independent I would be very happy to use this book ... my class, senior infants, have really enjoyed learning some of these rhymes and listening to the memories their parents and grandparents have as a result ... I think the individual pages ... could start a really good art lesson where children have to illustrate a simple poem or text -- seomranga.com beautifully illustrated by Steve McCarthy ... a complete collection of old and new, silly and true rhymes that a new generation will adore. Now regarded as a modern classic ...the prefect addition to any child's bookshelf -- NI4Kids.com evocative and funny ... delightful -- Irish Examiner Steve McCarthy's illustrations are fun, sweet, hilarious, detailed and beautiful -- The Looking Glass this delightfully illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes features many that will be familiar to children all around with world, intermingled with traditional Irish favourites. For those brought up in Ireland, whether still there or moved away, it will bring many nostalgic memories and will be warmly welcomed to introduce a new generation of children to Irish favourites including Two Cats of Kilkenny, The Claddagh Boatman and If You Weren't so Ballymena. The illustrations by Steve McCarthy are perfectly matched to each poem and weave around the words wonderfully -- parentsintouch.co.uk an anthology both to use now and treasure later -- Evening Echo sure to delight both the youngest and oldest among us ... a uniquely Irish flavour -- Mad About Books 'delightfully illustrated' -- Woman's Way 'each rhyme is beautifully illustrated' -- Sunday Business Post Agenda This is a book that will be enjoyed and cherished by both parents and children. -- Maternity and Infant Magazine With first-time book illustrator Steve McCarthy, Webb and Ranson have produced a collection which will awaken memories of forgotten tradition in some readers, while for others it may spark a whole new cycle of childhood rhymes to be passed to the next generation -- The Evening Echo charming -- Woman's Way 'There's a great selection of long and short rhymes and it's lovely to see so many distinctly Irish rhymes alongside the traditional Mother Goose collection. Steve McCarthy's quirky and colourful pictures add to the pleasure of this book.' -- Book Fest 'Every single page is glorious ... Steve McCarthy is one of the best illustrators that I've come across in Ireland ... A lot of these rhymes I'd forgotten about!' -- The Comic Cast 'a beautiful collection of nursery rhymes' -- eye magazine (Early Years Educator) 'really good fun ... beautifully produced ... a great gift' -- TV3's Ireland AM 'a cracker' -- Late Late Toy Show 'every nursery rhyme you have ever forgotten the words to ... wacky and inventive illustrations ... children from three years upwards will be rapt - as will parents reliving their childhoods' -- Sunday Business Post 'gentle nostalgia and lovely illustrations; -- Sunday Independent 'every nursery rhyme you have ever forgotten the words to ... wacky and inventive illustrations ... children from three years upwards will be rapt - as will parents reliving their childhoods' -- The Sunday Business Post 'well-known rhymes blend jauntily with old Irish street-chants ... The bold, colourful outline and very child-friendly illustrations by Steve McCarthy top this delightful book for children of all ages.' -- Irish Examiner 'beautifully illustrated' -- Ryan Tubridy 'a collection which will awaken memories of forgotten tradition in some readers, while for others it may spark a whole new cycle of childhood rhymes to be passed to the next generation' -- Evening Echo 'it's a real treat to find a fresh selection of nursery-rhymes ... there are rhymes here that deserve to become family favourites ... next time I take my young ones trick or treating, we will certainly be singing Hey-ho for Hallowe'en! ... grown-up reader -- Armadillo Poetry Magazine 'a wonderful collection of nursery rhymes and childhood songs ... beautifully illustrated ... a big thumbs up from us! -- mumstown.ie 'a choice pick for reading aloud to little ones' -- MidWest Book Review 'Parents, child-care providers, and ... school teachers will find this a wonderful resource for encouraging literacy and imagination' -- School Library Journal 'a lovely collection' -- Publishers Weekly 'McCarthy's illustrations bring a good deal of humor to the pages' -- Publishers Weekly 'beautiful ... the perfect book to share and to enjoy' -- Mothers & Babies