Humpty Who?: A Crash Course in 80 Nursery Rhymes

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Once Upon a Time, Every Parent Knew...

Little Jack Horner - Wee Willie Winkie - The Queen of Hearts - Georgie Porgie - Mary, with the lamb, and Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary - Old King Cole - Alice the Camel - Little Miss Muffet - Not to mention the intricate finger ballet called "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and the game of finding Thumbkin.

Now, for every mom and dad who want to give their child the simple pleasures of nursery rhymes but can't remember ...

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Overview

Once Upon a Time, Every Parent Knew...

Little Jack Horner - Wee Willie Winkie - The Queen of Hearts - Georgie Porgie - Mary, with the lamb, and Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary - Old King Cole - Alice the Camel - Little Miss Muffet - Not to mention the intricate finger ballet called "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and the game of finding Thumbkin.

Now, for every mom and dad who want to give their child the simple pleasures of nursery rhymes but can't remember what happens past the first line, help is here. Humpty Who? is a crash course in Mother Goose (and more), featuring 80 classic poems, songs, lullabies, rounds, and riddles.

Plus, for curious kids and grown-ups, even more fun stuff: exactly what a "tuffet" is, how to make "pease porridge," and the backstory of "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," baby's first protest song.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761143680
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/22/2007
  • Edition description: with CD
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 230,873
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer (“soft and white”) Griffin is the author of Humpty Who? and the mother of two. As a Jennifer—the most common name of her generation— she has been obsessed with names her whole life. She and her husband live in New York City with their son, Luke (“worshipful”), and daughter, Josephine (“God adds”). 

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Great book for a gift!

    I bought this book for my sister as a gift when
    she found out she was pregnant with her first child.
    She knows nothing about songs and rhymes, now she does.

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