SALLY GO ROUND THE STARS

Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

Written by
Sarah Webb
and
Claire Ranson
,
Illustrated by
Steve McCarthy
Sally Go Round The Stars

A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes known and loved throughout Ireland. It includes favourite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favourites.

 

Awards
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Irish Children's Book of the Year - 2011

Short-listed

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64 pages
Size:
280x220 mm
ISBN:
9781847172112

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64 pages
Size:
280x220 mm
ISBN:
9781847176752

A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes known and
loved throughout Ireland. It includes favourite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favourites. Includes;

  • Sally Go Round the Moon
  • Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling
  • Two Little Dicky Birds
  • Are Ye Right There, Michael?
  • Half a Pound of Tuppenny Rice
  • Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

and many, many more!

'a cracker' Late Late Toy Show

Sarah Webb is the author of the Ask Amy Green and Songbird Café 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 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017. For more, visit www.sarahwebb.info

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.

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 Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

a cracker

Late Late Toy Show

the perfect book for when sleepy heads request ‘just one more story!

Maternity & Infant Magazine

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

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

a beautiful nursery rhyme book

mylittlebabog

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

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

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 ... 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

 

Reader Reviews


This is a great book. I like the way the words rhyme and I liked the songs and singing them with my mammy & daddy who knew actions for some of them too. I think other boys & girls would really like this book. I have read it twice already and have been re

mumstown.ie on 14th March 2012

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