Treasury of Mother Goose Rhymes

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A new collection of old and familiar nursery rhymes — rhymes that stay alive from generation to generation because they move in lively rhythms. The words of these old favorites roll easily from the tongue, whether they be full of wisdom, humor or just plain nonsense. Many are fine poetry and serve as an important introduction to our literature. Hilda Offen's illustrations are very much in keeping with the spirit of the old familiar words. They will be a lasting joy to readers ...

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Overview

A new collection of old and familiar nursery rhymes — rhymes that stay alive from generation to generation because they move in lively rhythms. The words of these old favorites roll easily from the tongue, whether they be full of wisdom, humor or just plain nonsense. Many are fine poetry and serve as an important introduction to our literature. Hilda Offen's illustrations are very much in keeping with the spirit of the old familiar words. They will be a lasting joy to readers and listeners, young and old.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671501181
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1984
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 227,507
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.64 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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From Chapter Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;

All the King's horses and all the King's men

Couldn't put Humpty together again.

Text and illustrations Copyright © 1984 by Kingfisher Books Limited

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Table of Contents

Contents

Old Mother Goose

Jack and Jill

Simple Simon

Mary's Lamb

One, Two

The Pumpkin Eater

Jack Sprat

Doctor Foster

The Owl

Ring-a-Ring o'Roses

Ding, Dong, Bell

What Can the Matter Be?

The Lion and the Unicorn

To Market

Bobby Shaftoe

Old King Cole

Willie Winkie

Dapple Gray

Pat-a-Cake

Little Miss Muffet

Three Men in a Tub

One Misty, Moisty Morning

Polly Flinders

Hush-a-Bye

The North Wind

Old Mother Hubbard

Little Bo-peep

My Mother Said

Cock a Doodle Doo

Goose Feathers

Doctor Fell

Race Starting

Rain

Bow-wow

Going to St Ives

Humpty Dumpty

Old Woman

Baby Bunting

Lucy and Kitty

Tom, Tom

The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe

Three Blind Mice

Ipsey Wipsey Spider

Solomon Grundy

A Frog he Would a-Wooing Go

Jack Horner

Ride a Cock-Horse

Old Roger

Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling

Jeremiah Obadiah

An Old Woman

Three Young Rats

Pop Goes the Weasel!

If all the Seas

Tommy Tucker

The Cat and the Fiddle

Christmas is Coming

Gunpowder Plot

Pins

If Wishes were Horses

This Little Pig Went to Market

The Mad Man

If All the World Was Paper

Star Light

Peter White

Pease Porridge

Goosey Gander

Polly Put the Kettle On

Three Little Kittens

Jeremiah

Anna Maria

Old Mother Shuttle

Sing a Song of Sixpence

The Wise Men of Gotham

The Soldier and the Maid

The Queen of Hearts

Pussy-Cat

The Mischievous Raven

Hannah Bantry

The Bat

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

The Giant

Three Ghostesses

If I Had a Donkey

The Jolly Miller

Jack-a-Nory

A Rat

Girls and Boys Come Out to Play

Georgie Porgie

A Man of Thessaly

Twinkle, Twinkle

The Little Nut Tree

Six Little Mice

Queen Caroline

Little Boy Blue

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

The House that Jack Built

To Babylon

Lavender's Blue

Hector Protector

The Ladybird

The Bells of London

Jack

The Grand Old Duke of York

On Saturday Night

Pussy Cat Mew

The Days of the Months

Jerry Hall

Terence McDiddler

All Work and No Play

A Nail

To Bed

Snail, Snail

Higglety, Pigglety

Alphabet Pie

Cock Robin

Robin the Bobbin

Little Jumping Joan

Moses

Gregory Griggs

King Arthur

Davy Dumpling

The Key of the Kingdom

Mary, Mary

My Black Hen

Roses are Red

It's Raining

Jingle Bells

Hot Cross Buns

Where, Oh Where

Sulky Sue

The Crooked Man

The Milkman

The Sky

Yankee Doodle

The Kilkenny Cats

A Man in the Wilderness

The Man With Nought

The Magpie

The Milk Maid

Corporal Bull

The Cuckoo

The Wind

Ten o'clock Scholar

The Little Man

The Pie

Hush, Little Baby

The Flying Pig

See-Saw, Margery Daw

The Beggars

My Father Died

A Week of Birthdays

I Saw a Ship a-Sailing

Bandy Legs

Little Tommy Tittlemouse

Hoddley, Poddley

The Mulberry Bush

Hickory, Dickory, Dock

One, Two, Three, Four, Five

Bedtime

The Moon

A Prayer

Index of First Lines

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    best

    this is by far the best nursery rhyme book i have found....i buy one for every friend and family member that is having their first child....i has the best collection that i remember from my childhood and they haven't changed the rhymes.....GREAT PURCHASE

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2013

    I actually remember having this book when I was younger... I def

    I actually remember having this book when I was younger... I definitely going to buy it now. It's filled with great nursery rhymes that don'y get old.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

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    All the Nursery Rhymes I remember as a kid and then some! Wonder

    All the Nursery Rhymes I remember as a kid and then some! Wonderful book to have!

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