Wee Rhymes: Baby's First Poetry Book
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Wee Rhymes: Baby's First Poetry Book

by Jane Yolen, Jane Dyer
     
 

A favorite author and artist create an endearing collection of new and favorite illustrated rhymes and poems ideal for sharing.

A baby’s day is full of meaningful moments: Time for cuddles, time for play, time for games, time for a nap, time for dinner, time for a bath, time for bed…and always, always, time for love. This joyous collection

Overview

A favorite author and artist create an endearing collection of new and favorite illustrated rhymes and poems ideal for sharing.

A baby’s day is full of meaningful moments: Time for cuddles, time for play, time for games, time for a nap, time for dinner, time for a bath, time for bed…and always, always, time for love. This joyous collection of more than fifty original poems and rhymes is divided into sections that celebrate each part of a young child’s daily routine. An anthology of new and favorite rhymes accompanied by gentle, evocative illustrations is a perfect gift for showers and a must-have addition to any child’s bookshelf.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
“We both believe that literature begins in the cradle,” write Yolen and Dyer at the beginning of this collection of 75 brief but vivid poems. Most are originals from Yolen (10 poems are credited to Mother Goose), and she provides many options for incorporating song and rhyme into a child’s day, from mealtime to naptime, from games to errands (“Let’s go to the supermarket,/ Ride down every aisle,/ Wave at all the shoppers,/ Make everybody smile”). Beloved toys and objects also get attention, and several poems suggest interactive moments between parent (or grandparent) and child. Tidy borders frame Dyer’s pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, which offer an ethnically diverse array of children and adults. Tenderness and comfort radiate from every page, making the book a lovely addition to any new family’s library. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS—This collection of 75 short poems spans the course of a baby's or toddler's day. From morning tickles and bounces to meals and playtime to bath and sleep, all of the rituals of the day are celebrated and cherished. Most of the poems are Yolen's own with a smattering of traditional Mother Goose verses mixed in. Many of the rhymes naturally suggest activity or interaction between readers and listeners, including bouncing, clapping, cuddling, and identifying body parts and everyday objects. ("Here we come from Dreamland,/There we go to town./Baby riding on my knee,/Up, up, up-and down"). Art done in pencil and watercolor gently features wonderfully diverse babies and toddlers. The author and illustrator provide a helpful note "from two grandmothers" about using rhymes with babies. This lovely volume will be appreciated by parents and caregivers using lap rhymes for the first time as well as those looking to expand their repertoire.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416948988
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
781,898
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
NP (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen is an award-winning author who has written more than 200 books for children, including the bestseller How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and the 1988 Caldecott Medal winner Owl Moon. She is known for her beautiful poetry and has even been called “the Hans Christian Anderson of America” (Newsweek). Jane Yolen lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Visit her at JaneYolen.com.

Jane Dyer is the illustrator many books for children, including When Mama Comes Home Tonight and Sophie’s Masterpiece by Eileen Spinelli, and the New York Times bestselling Cookies series by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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