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Children's LiteratureTeachers often bemoan the loss of interest in nursery rhymes because they have traditionally been one of the earliest listening and learning experiences for children. They prepare youngsters for the notions of pattern and rhyme. They are often repetitive, which is both comforting and instructive. They are usually silly, adding an element of humor that makes reading fun. Now some of the favorite nursery rhymes and songs have become small board books with holes. In this case, the holes are shapes—circles, squares, ovals. Through each hole, the child sees a detail from the rhyme before it is revealed on the following page. Monkeys fall all over each other on each bed with big numbers on their shirts for easy searching an identification. With all the activity and detail on each page, there will be lots for children to find and laugh about. The cartoon illustrations are colorful and busy with lots of appeal to the newest young book lovers. Part of the "Board Books with Holes" series. 2001, Child's Play, Ages 3 mo. to 3.
— Karen Leggett