Spider Bought a Bicycle: and Other Poems For Young Children

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A Spider Bought a Bicycle features the work of such classic poets as Tennyson, Shakespeare, and Coleridge, as well as traditional playground rhymes and folk songs from around the world. The renowned poet Michael Rosen has selected poems that address many different themes and moods, including funny, sad, wistful, and intriguing poems. All of the poems have been specially chosen for their accessibility to young children, to stimulate their imaginations and further their enjoyment of language. With full-color ...
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Overview

A Spider Bought a Bicycle features the work of such classic poets as Tennyson, Shakespeare, and Coleridge, as well as traditional playground rhymes and folk songs from around the world. The renowned poet Michael Rosen has selected poems that address many different themes and moods, including funny, sad, wistful, and intriguing poems. All of the poems have been specially chosen for their accessibility to young children, to stimulate their imaginations and further their enjoyment of language. With full-color artwork throughout, this is an anthology young readers will return to again and again.
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A multitude of poems explore universal experiences such as Eleanor Farjeon's Waking Up as well as an urban child's experience on The Underground Train by Jayne Spooner; these snippets of everyday life are paired with Moore's charming ink-and-watercolor vignettes. Ages 5-8. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753458877
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 3/31/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 1.11 (w) x 1.11 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Rosen is a best-selling poet and writer for children, as well as a recognized authority on children's literature. His books include The Kingfisher Book of Children's Poetry, The Kingfisher Treasury of Funny Stories, and Walking the Bridge of Your Nose. He is also the author of the best-selling We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
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Table of Contents

Wake Up, Jacob 7
Waking Up 8
Happiness 9
The Rescue 10
Eskimo Lullaby 12
Little One Sleeps 13
The House of Cards 14
Sly Mongoose 15
Quartermaster's Stores 16
Do You Love Me? 18
Roses are Red 19
Praise Song of the Wind 20
Silent Sea 22
from The Tempest 23
The Panther Roars 24
The Flood 25
Captain Cook 26
One Bath 27
Bath Time 27
The Wicked Postman 28
There Was an Old Lady 30
Two Pilots 32
BED! 33
Miss Mary 34
When I Was Small 35
My Bonnie 36
I've a Lordy in America 37
My Old Man's a Dustman 38
The Secret 40
Space Shuttle 42
Office Cleaner 43
The German Measles 44
Miss Polly 45
Old Doc Hare 46
Apple Tree 48
Into the Kitchen 49
Jelly on the Plate 50
Hey Diddle, Diddle 52
Who Ate the Cakes? 52
Poor Meatball 53
Upside-down Cake 54
Minnie 55
Down to the River 56
A Spider Bought a Bicycle 57
The Good Little Girl 58
Three Girls 60
The Mouse's Lullaby 61
London Bridge 61
Mary's Gone A-milking 62
Cows 64
If I Was a Bird 66
Brothers over the Sea 67
Frozen-out Gardeners 68
When I Went Out 69
Lament 70
Sometimes 71
Ellery my Son 72
My Mum Said 74
Little by Little 76
The Walk 77
The Day our Dog Died 78
Weep Weep 79
Dream Variations 80
The Gentle Giant 81
Tracy, our Teacher, Telling us to Go Out 82
Our Joe 84
Spelling Difficulty 84
The Underground Train 85
Animal Fair 86
Turn Around 87
Dudley Market, 1827 88
Truro Agricultural Show 89
Man in a Hurry 90
Hello, Sir 91
The Skyfoogle 92
They All Went 94
Och-a-nee 95
Waiting at the Window 96
Allie 98
What's your Name? 100
Why? 101
Who Are We? 102
Your Photo 103
Dance Songs: Winter
Flower Dance 105
Sweet and Low 106
It's Very Nice 107
Fair Rosie 108
Dr Knickerbocker 110
The Cupboard 111
The Shed 112
Burp 114
The Author 115
Index of Authors 117
Index of First Lines 118
Acknowledgments 120
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