Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mother Goose coloring page from Dover Books

Dover books offers free sharing of some of its coloring books. This was a free digital sample, for printing out. I don't know, though, which Mother Goose rhyme it is illustrating. If anyone does know, please leave a note. And if you feel like coloring this or other things you print out feel free to lift this, and to go to to sign up for free samples by e-mail.

AHA! December 21, 2013, got wise and googled it:
When I was a little boy, I lived by myself,
And all the bread and cheese I got I put upon a shelf;
The rats and the mice, they made such a strife,
I was forced to go to London to buy me a wife.
The streets were so broad, and the lanes were so narrow,
I was forced to bring my wife home in a wheelbarrow;
The wheelbarrow broke, and my wife had a fall,
And down came the wheelbarrow, wife and all.

I remember the first part, so I will look later at my childhood Mother Goose book and see what it says! Maybe there was a picture there, too. (here it is)


  1. I would assume it is "Jack and Jill"--curious what others think!

  2. No pail. And falling and tumbling wouldn't work.

    I went to look. Found a page with printed cloth with that art in color: and it says "The wife in the wheelbarrow." I don't recognize it. I'll look some more later, I hope. :-)

  3. Jen, thank you for prodding me to look. Found it and added the verse above.