Mike Norris is an author and musician whose newest children’s book is Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains. As he tells Lee Hay, the book includes 48 original nursery rhymes and illustrations by acclaimed Appalachian folk artist Minnie Adkins. He’ll be appearing at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills on Saturday, March 12.
Because of time constraints on Around Cincinnati, the full interview was not aired. So, here's the audio of the entire interview along with more of Mike Norris's stories about Minnie Adkins and her carvings, plus the song which goes along with the book, "Tell Me, Mommy Goose." Mike Norris will be joined by Minnie Adkins for a booksigning at CoffeeTree Books in Morehead, Kentucky at 11am on Saturday, March 5th. While in Morehead, you might want to visit the Kentucky Folk Art Center where one room is devoted to Minnie's work. A rare opportunity to meet Minnie Adkins and Mike Norris together!