A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea

Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

Sarah Webb

Owls and pussycats, cockles and mussels, golden stockings, wiggly worms and rattlin' bogs - they're all here, and more. Another wonderful collection of rhymes to delight any child, from the author and illustrator Sally Go Round the Stars.
Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
The O'Brien Press
Contributor(s) :
Steve McCarthy
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781847177940
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 11 X 8.65 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$27.00

Overview
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A beautifully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes to treasure, and songs, poems and rhymes to share. Enjoy Irish favourites like ‘Brian O’Linn’ and ‘I’ll Tell Me Ma’, classics such as ‘My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean’ and ‘Monday’s Child’, silly rhymes that every child will love like ‘Beans’, ‘Pardon Me’ and ‘On Top of Spaghetti’, as well as magical verses for children written by Oscar Wilde, Oliver St John Gogarty, James Joyce and others.

About The Author
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Sarah Webb is a children's author who combines writing with schools visits, reading and giving workshops at festivals, and teaching creative writing. She has won two Irish Book Awards for her children's books (for A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea and Blazing a Trail), as well as the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Books, awarded in 2015. Sarah worked for many years as a children’s bookseller and was writer in residence for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017: she is currently the Children’s Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers’ Week. 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 Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

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