The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

by Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham
     
 

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Here is part of America's heritage -- gay verses beautifully illustrated by famous artists. "The rooster crows and away he goes", pictured on the jacket, is only one of these well-known nursery rhymes, counting-out games, skipping-rope songs, finger games, and other jingles beloved by American children for generations. They come from collections all over America, so

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Here is part of America's heritage -- gay verses beautifully illustrated by famous artists. "The rooster crows and away he goes", pictured on the jacket, is only one of these well-known nursery rhymes, counting-out games, skipping-rope songs, finger games, and other jingles beloved by American children for generations. They come from collections all over America, so you may find some that are new as well as your own favorites.

"Mother, may I go out to swim", "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear", "Roses are red, violets are blue", all are here, each one charmingly illustrated to make this an outstanding picture book. An American Mother Goose for every child's library.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
American rhymes and jingles are the focus of this Caldecott Medal-winner. Ages 3-8. (September)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442456839
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
675,475
File size:
19 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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From Chapter Rhymes and Jingles

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,

Had a wife and couldn't keep her.

He put her in a pumpkin shell

And there he kept her very well.

Jack and Jill went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown,

And Jill came tumbling after.

Patty-cake, patty-cake, Baker's man,

Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

Roll it up and roll it up.

And put it in the pan.

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey.

Along came a spider and sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Copyright © 1945 by Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Copyright © renewed 1973 by Miska F. Petersham

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