Sally Go Round The Stars: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

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A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favorite nursery rhymes known and loved throughout Ireland. It includes favorite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favorites. "Webb and Ranson collect nearly 70 nursery rhymes from "old Irish song books, traditional nursery rhyme books and our own childhood memories." Many of the selections-"Old MacDonald," "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," "Hey, Diddle Diddle"-will be familiar to American readers, but the lesser-known entries are no less ...

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A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favorite nursery rhymes known and loved throughout Ireland. It includes favorite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favorites. "Webb and Ranson collect nearly 70 nursery rhymes from "old Irish song books, traditional nursery rhyme books and our own childhood memories." Many of the selections-"Old MacDonald," "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," "Hey, Diddle Diddle"-will be familiar to American readers, but the lesser-known entries are no less charming. McCarthy's illustrations bring a good deal of humor to the pages, yet also conjure a bedtime feel when appropriate. A lovely collection that warrants an audience well beyond the Emerald Isle."-Publishers Weekly "The selections and presentation convey a lively sense of humor... . Parents, child-care providers, and elementary school teachers will find this a wonderful resource for encouraging literacy and imagination."-School Library Journal

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Publishers Weekly
Webb and Ranson collect nearly 70 nursery rhymes from “old Irish song books, traditional nursery rhyme books and our own childhood memories.” Many of the selections—“Old MacDonald,” “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” “Hey, Diddle Diddle”—will be familiar to American readers, but the lesser-known entries are no less charming. McCarthy’s illustrations bring a good deal of humor to the pages (the bird, cat, dog, cow, and horse seen inside the titular woman in “There Was an Old Woman” all share her wide-eyed expression), yet also conjure a bedtime feel when appropriate. A lovely collection that warrants an audience well beyond the Emerald Isle. All ages. (June)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3—This collection of 60 nursery favorites includes such favorites as "Hickory Dickory Dock" and "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" as well as Irish rhymes like "Sally Go Round the Moon." Some of the selections share a page with a brief rhyme such as "Red Sky in the Morning…" offset by red print. McCarthy's art often adds a slant to the rhyme or extend its story. The palette is subdued, but the selections and presentation convey a lively sense of humor. Longer rhymes and songs such as "Are Ye Right There, Michael?" are abbreviated to have greater appeal to children. Parents, child-care providers, and elementary school teachers will find this a wonderful resource for encouraging literacy and imagination.—Teresa Pfeifer, Alfred Zanetti Montessori Magnet School, Springfield, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847172112
  • Publisher: O'Brien Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 12/31/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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