Nutshell Library by Maurice SendakNutshell Library by Maurice Sendak

Nutshell Library

byMaurice Sendak

Hardcover | October 10, 1962

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From Maurice Sendak, the Caldecott Medal-winning genius who created Where the Wild Things Are, comes Nutshell Library, which will enchant readers with four classic titles.

Containing pocket-size versions of perennial favorites Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, One Was Johnny, and Pierre, this pint-size library is perfect for small hands.

Learn the alphabet with silly alligators, drink chicken soup with rice every month, count visitors with a boy named Johnny, and survive a scare with a boy who doesn’t care. Endless adventures await in these lyrical stories that children, and their grown-up readers, will love reading and sharing over and over again.

A wonderful stocking stuffer or baby shower gift, Maurice Sendak's Nutshell Library will evoke powerful memories for many, and the rhymes and stories continue to speak to new generations of little ones.

And if you prefer your Nutshell Library books on their own and not quite so tiny, each is also now available in a board book edition.

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. He has also received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Title:Nutshell LibraryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:October 10, 1962Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060255005

ISBN - 13:9780060255008

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Books I love these stories. But I'm a huge fan of the cartoons and songs so I'm a little biased. The illustrations are great. And the story of Pierre (who didn't care) is a classic that every kid should hear. Imagine a boy who wasn't even scared of a lion! My kids were riveted by that. Classic Sendak.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many fond memories I am not even sure what prompted me to look up this book this morning, but so happy I was able to find the whole set! Read the covers right off of all of these books when I was young! When I call people Pierre, when they don't care...they just don't get it! :) LOVE THESE BOOKS!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's Sendak! If you love Sendak you will enjoy the tiny versions. A nice gift. if you can find Really Rosie, the CD of songs that Carole King wrote to bring the books to life - even better! I can hear her cool as a cucumber voice..."There once was a boy named Pierre ...." The animated video Really Rosie is not loved by all (my family loved it once in a while) but the books are fun!
Date published: 2012-08-06

Editorial Reviews

"What more could anyone ask? These books are truly for all ages." (SLJ.)