The Giant Book of Bedtime Stories: Classic Nursery Rhymes, Bible Stories, Fables, Parables, and Stories

The Giant Book of Bedtime Stories: Classic Nursery Rhymes, Bible Stories, Fables, Parables, and Stories

by William Roetzheim (Editor)

Hardcover(First Edition)

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Color illustrations, 800 pages. Finally one book collects together all of those classic nursery rhymes, bible stories, fables, parables, and bedtime stories you remember from your childhood into one massive volume. Lavish full color illustrations throughout the book add to the reading enjoyment. A book that will be passed down for generations. New York Book Festival, Best Children's Book (finalist), Indie Excellence, Best Children's Book (finalist), USA Book News National Book Award, Best Children's Book (finalist).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933769202
Publisher: Level 4 Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.75(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range: 1 - 12 Years

About the Author

William Roetzheim is best known as the author of ten technical books on management, technology, and software along with over 150 technical articles. He founded two successful software companies (Marotz, Inc. and Cost Xpert Group, Inc.), winning numerous awards (Inc. 500, Deloitte and Touch Fast 50, Total Excellence in Management Award, Best Place to Work in San Diego, Borland Application of the Year, and many others). He sold both companies and retired from the world of technology to focus on his primary love, poetry. His poems have won numerous awards and recognition, including the Milford Fine Arts Council National Poetry Contest, Writers Challenge, Faulkner Society Poetry Award, Oberon Prize, Pagan Poetry Contest, Saturday Writers One Page Poetry Contest, and the Baltimore Science Fiction Convention Poetry Prize.

Table of Contents

Nursery Rhymes     1
The Real Mother Goose     1
Little Bo-Peep     1
The Clock     2
Little Boy Blue     3
Rain     3
Winter     3
Fingers and Toes     3
A Seasonable Song     4
Dame Trot and Her Cat     4
The Old Woman Under a Hill     4
Three Children on the Ice     5
Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee     5
Cross Patch     5
Oh, Dear!     6
Pat-a-Cake     6
Old Mother Goose     6
Little Jumping Joan     7
Robin Redbreast     7
Money and the Mare     7
A Melancholy Song     8
Jack     8
Going to St. Ives     8
Bees     9
Thirty Days Hath September     9
Baby Dolly     9
Come Out to Play     10
If Wishes were Horses     10
Old Chairs to Mend     10
To Market     11
Robin and Richard     12
A Man and a Maid     12
The Clever Hen     13
Here Goes My Lord     13
Lucy Locket     14
Two Birds     14
When Jenny Wren was Young     15
Leg Over Leg     15
Barber     16
The Flying Pig     16
Solomon Grundy     16
Three Wise Men of Gotham     17
Hush-a-Bye     17
The Hunter of Reigate     17
Burnie Bee     18
Little Polly Flinders     18
Pussy-Cat and Queen     18
Little Polly Flinders     19
Ride Away, Ride Away     19
Pippen Hill     19
The Winds     20
Clap Handies     20
Just Like Me     20
Heigh-Ho, the Carrion Crow     21
Play Days     22
Christmas     22
Elizabeth     22
Banbury Cross     22
ABC     23
The Man in Our Town     23
A Needle and Thread     23
For Every Evil     24
Cushy Cow     24
Georgy Porgy     24
See-Saw     25
Wee Willie Winkie     25
Robin-a-Bobbin     25
John Smith     25
About the Bush      26
Five Toes     26
Simple Simon     26
Three Blind Mice     27
A Little Man     28
Doctor Foster     28
Diddle Diddle Dumpling     29
Jerry Hall     29
Lengthening Days     29
The Black Hen     29
The Mist     30
Miss Muffet     30
Curly-Locks     30
A Candle     31
Humpty Dumpty     31
Pins     32
One, Two, Three     32
The Dove and the Wren     32
Master I Have     33
Shall We Go a-Shearing?     33
Goosey, Goosey, Gander     33
Old Mother Hubbard     34
The Cock and the Hen     36
Blue Bell Boy     36
Why May Not I Love Johnny?     37
Jack Jelf     38
Jack Sprat     38
Daffodils     39
Hush-a-Bye     39
Hush-a-Bye     40
The Girl in the Lane     40
Nancy Dawson     40
Handy Pandy     41
Jack and Jill     41
The Alphabet     41
Dance to Your Daddie     42
Rain     42
Teeth and Gums     42
Robin Hood and Little John     42
One Misty Moisty Morning     44
The Old Woman from France     44
The Robins     45
Pancake Day     45
The Old Man     45
A Plum Pudding     45
My Kitten     46
T' Other Little Tune     46
If All the Seas were One Sea     46
Forehead, Eyes, Cheeks, Nose, Mouth, and Chin     47
A Sure Test     48
The Lion and the Unicorn     48
The Merchants of London     48
Lock and Key     49
I'll Tell You a Story     49
I Had a Little Husband     49
To Babylon     50
A Strange Old Woman     50
Sleep, Baby, Sleep     50
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep     51
Little Fred     52
Doctor Fell     52
Cry, Baby     52
The Cat and the Fiddle     52
A Counting-Out Rhyme     53
Buttons     53
Hot Boiled Beans     54
One, He Loves     54
Jack and His Fiddle      54
Little Pussy     55
Sing a Song of Sixpence     56
Tommy Tittlemouse     57
The Derby Ram     57
The Mulberry Bush     58
The Hobby-Horse     59
Young Lambs to Sell     59
Old Woman, Old Woman     60
Boy and the Sparrow     60
Two Pigeons     61
The House that Jack Built     61
The First of May     63
Sulky Sue     63
Saturday, Sunday     64
The Old Woman and the Pedlar     64
Little Jenny Wren     65
Bobby Snooks     66
The Little Moppet     66
The Man in the Moon     67
I Saw a Ship a-sailing     67
A Walnut     68
Bat, Bat     68
My Love     68
Hark! Hark!     69
The Man of Bombay     69
The Hart     69
A Difficult Rhyme     70
A Sieve     70
Poor Old Robinson Crusoe!     70
Good Advice     71
My Maid Mary     71
Pretty John Watts     71
Bye, Baby Bunting     72
Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son     72
I Love Sixpence     72
Comical Folk     73
Cock-Crow     73
The Three Sons     74
Tommy Snooks     74
The Blacksmith     74
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe     75
Two Gray Kits     75
Cock-a-Doodle-Do!     76
Pairs Or Pears     76
Belleisle     76
Old King Cole     76
Pussy-Cat Mew     77
Coffee and Tea     77
Dapple-Gray     78
For Baby     78
A Cock and Bull Story     78
Dreams     79
Myself     79
The Little Girl with a Curl     79
Fears and Tears     80
The Kilkenny Cats     80
Over the Water     80
Candle-Saving     81
A Week of Birthdays     81
A Chimney     81
Ladybird     82
Intery, Mintery     82
Old Grimes     83
The Man Who Had Naught     83
The Tailors and the Snail     84
Caesar's Song     84
Around the Green Gravel     84
As I Was Going Along     85
Rock-a-Bye, Baby     85
Billy, Billy     85
Hector Protector     86
The Bird Scarer     86
The Man in the Wilderness     86
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary     87
Little Jack Horner     87
Bessy Bell and Mary Gray     87
Dance, Thumbkin Dance     88
Pussy-Cat and the Dumplings     89
Birds of a Feather     89
Needles and Pins     89
An Icicle     90
Tongs     90
The Little Bird     90
A Star     90
Mary's Canary     91
A Ship's Nail     91
The Greedy Man     91
The Dusty Miller     92
The Ten O'clock Scholar     92
Willy, Willy     92
Cock-a-Doodle-Do     93
The Boy in the Barn     93
The Old Woman of Leeds     94
Sunshine     94
My Little Maid     94
The Quarrel     95
Jack Jingle     95
Shoeing     96
For Want of a Nail     96
The Pumpkin-Eater     96
That's All      97
Dance, Little Baby     97
Betty Blue     98
Bedtime     98
The Crooked Sixpence     99
Pease Porridge     99
Ring a Ring O' Roses     100
This Is the Way     100
The Donkey     100
If     101
Ducks and Drakes     101
Little Girl and Queen     102
The Bells     102
The King of France     103
Peter Piper     103
The Tarts     103
One to Ten     104
An Equal     104
What Are Little Boys Made of?     104
Come, Let's to Bed     104
Jenny Wren     105
Little Maid     105
The Girl and the Birds     106
Bandy Legs     106
A Pig     107
Little Tom Tucker     107
Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid     107
Multiplication is Vexation     108
A Thorn     108
Little King Boggen     108
The Old Woman of Gloucester     109
Bell Horses     109
Whistle     109
Taffy     110
The Robin     110
Young Roger and Dolly     111
There Was an Old Woman     111
The Old Woman of Harrow     112
The Piper and His Cow     112
The Coachman     113
The Man of Derby     113
The Little Mouse     113
The Lost Shoe     114
The Old Woman of Surrey     114
London Bridge     115
Boy and Girl     116
March Winds     117
Ding, Dong, Bell     117
When     117
Sing, Sing     118
A Cherry     118
Hot-Cross Buns     119
Three Straws     119
Hot Codlins     119
The Balloon     120
Swan     120
The Man of Tobago     120
A Sunshiny Shower     121
The Farmer and the Raven     121
Christmas     122
The Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin     122
Willy Boy     124
Polly and Sukey     125
Pussy-Cat by the Fire     125
The Mouse and the Clock     125
Bobby Shaftoe     126
The Bunch of Blue Ribbons      126
The Woman of Exeter     127
Sneezing     127
When the Snow is on the Ground     127
Animal Children     128
Stories     215
Little Red Riding Hood     215
The Goose-Girl     221
The Sleeping Beauty     229
Snowdrop and Seven Little Dwarfs     233
Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper     239
Blue Beard     251
The Story of the Three Bears     259
Tattercoats     265
Jack the Giant-killer     271
Jack and the Beanstalk     294
The Three Little Pigs     309
Hansel and Grethel     315
Snow-White and Rose-Red     326
Rumpelstiltskin     338
Beauty and the Beast     342
The Valiant Little Tailor     350
Rapunzel     362
The Frog Prince     368
The Travels of Tom Thumb     373
The Bogey-Beast     380
Fables     384
The Fox and the Grapes     384
The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs     385
The Cat and the Mice     385
The Mischievous Dog     386
The Charcoal-Burner and the Fuller     386
The Mice in Council     387
The Bat and the Weasels     387
The Dog and the Sow     388
The Fox and the Crow     388
The Horse and the Groom     389
The Wolf and the Lamb     389
The Peacock and the Crane     390
The Cat and the Birds     390
The Spendthrift and the Swallow     391
The Old Woman and the Doctor     391
The Moon and Her Mother     392
Mercury and the Woodman     392
The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion     394
The Lion and the Mouse     394
The Crow and the Pitcher     395
The Boys and the Frogs     395
The North Wind and the Sun     396
The Mistress and Her Servants     397
The Goods and the Ills     397
The Hares and the Frogs     398
The Fox and the Stork     399
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing     400
The Stag in the Ox-Stall     400
The Milkmaid and Her Pail     401
The Dolphins, the Whales, and the Sprat     402
The Fox and the Monkey     402
The Ass and the Lap-Dog     403
The Fir-Tree and the Bramble     403
The Frogs' Complaint Against the Sun     405
The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox     405
The Gnat and the Bull     406
The Bear and the Travellers     406
The Slave and the Lion     407
The Flea and the Man     408
The Bee and Jupiter     409
The Oak and the Reeds     410
The Blind Man and the Cub     410
The Boy and the Snails     411
The Apes and the Two Travellers     411
The Ass and His Burdens     412
The Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf     413
The Fox and the Goat     413
The Fisherman and the Sprat     414
The Boasting Traveller     414
The Crab and His Mother     415
The Ass and His Shadow     416
The Farmer and His Sons     416
The Dog and the Cook     417
The Monkey as King     417
The Thieves and the Cock     418
The Farmer and Fortune     419
Jupiter and the Monkey     419
Father and Sons     420
The Lamp     420
The Owl and the Birds     420
The Ass in the Lion's Skin     421
The She-Goats and Their Beards     422
The Old Lion     422
The Boy Bathing     423
The Quack Frog     424
The Swollen Fox     424
The Swollen Fox     425
The Mouse, the Frog, and the Hawk     425
The Boy and the Nettles     426
The Peasant and the Apple-Tree     426
The Jackdaw and the Pigeons     427
Jupiter and the Tortoise     427
The Dog in the Manger     428
The Two Bags     428
The Oxen and the Axletrees     428
The Boy and the Filberts     429
The Frogs Asking for a King     429
The Olive-Tree and the Fig-Tree     430
The Lion and the Boar     431
The Walnut-Tree     431
The Man and the Lion     431
The Tortoise and the Eagle     432
The Kid on the Housetop     432
The Fox without a Tail     433
The Vain Jackdaw     433
The Traveller and His Dog     434
The Shipwrecked Man and the Sea     434
The Wild Boar and the Fox     435
Mercury and the Sculptor     436
The Fawn and His Mother     436
The Fox and the Lion     437
The Eagle and His Captor     437
The Blacksmith and His Dog     438
The Stag at the Pool     438
The Dog and the Shadow     439
Mercury and the Tradesmen     439
The Mice and the Weasels     440
The Peacock and Juno     440
The Bear and the Fox     441
The Ass and the Old Peasant     442
The Ox and the Frog     442
The Man and the Image     443
Hercules and the Waggoner     443
The Pomegranate, the Apple-Tree, and the Bramble     444
The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox     444
The Two Soldiers and the Robber     444
The Lion and the Wild Ass     445
The Man and the Satyr     446
The Image-Seller     447
The Eagle and the Arrow     447
The Rich Man and the Tanner     447
The Wolf, the Mother, and Her Child     448
The Old Woman and the Wine-Jar     448
The Lioness and the Vixen     449
The Viper and the File     449
The Cat and the Cock     449
The Hare and the Tortoise     450
The Soldier and His Horse      451
The Oxen and the Butchers     452
The Wolf and the Lion     453
The Sheep, the Wolf, and the Stag     453
The Lion and the Three Bulls     454
The Horse and His Rider     455
The Goat and the Vine     455
The Two Pots     456
The Old Hound     457
The Clown and the Countryman     458
The Lark and the Farmer     459
The Lion and the Ass     460
The Prophet     460
The Hound and the Hare     461
The Lion, the Mouse, and the Fox     461
The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner     461
The Wolf and the Crane     462
The Eagle, the Cat, and the Wild Sow     463
The Wolf and the Sheep     464
The Tunny-Fish and the Dolphin     464
The Three Tradesmen     464
The Mouse and the Bull     465
The Hare and the Hound     465
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse     466
The Lion and the Bull     467
The Wolf, the Fox, and the Ape     467
The Eagle and the Cocks     468
The Escaped Jackdaw     469
The Farmer and the Fox     469
Venus and the Cat     469
The Crow and the Swan     471
The Stag with One Eye     471
The Fly and the Draught-Mule     472
The Cock and the Jewel     472
The Wolf and the Shepherd     473
The Farmer and the Stork     473
The Charger and the Miller     474
The Grasshopper and the Owl     474
The Grasshopper and the Ants     475
The Farmer and the Viper     475
The Two Frogs     476
The Cobbler Turned Doctor     476
The Ass, the Cock, and the Lion     477
The Belly and the Members     478
The Bald Man and the Fly     478
The Ass and the Wolf     479
The Monkey and the Camel     480
The Sick Man and the Doctor     480
The Travellers and the Plane-Tree     481
The Flea and the Ox     482
The Birds, the Beasts, and the Bat     483
The Man and His Two Sweethearts     483
The Eagle, the Jackdaw, and the Shepherd     484
The Wolf and the Boy     484
The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass     485
The Stag and the Vine     487
The Lamb Chased by a Wolf      488
The Archer and the Lion     488
The Wolf and the Goat     489
The Sick Stag     489
The Ass and the Mule     490
Brother and Sister     490
The Heifer and the Ox     491
The Kingdom of the Lion     491
The Ass and His Driver     492
The Lion and the Hare     492
The Wolves and the Dogs     493
The Bull and the Calf     493
The Trees and the Axe     494
The Astronomer     495
The Labourer and the Snake     495
The Cage-Bird and the Bat     496
The Ass and His Purchaser     496
The Kid and the Wolf     497
The Debtor and His Sow     498
The Bald Huntsman     498
The Herdsman and the Lost Bull     499
The Mule     499
The Hound and the Fox     500
The Father and His Daughters     500
The Thief and the Innkeeper     501
The Pack-Ass and the Wild Ass     502
The Ass and His Masters     502
The Pack-Ass, the Wild Ass, and the Lion     503
The Ant     504
The Frogs and the Well     505
The Crab and the Fox     505
The Fox and the Grasshopper     505
The Farmer, His Boy, and the Rooks     506
The Ass and the Dog     507
The Ass Carrying the Image     507
The Athenian and the Theban     508
The Goatherd and the Goat     508
The Sheep and the Dog     509
The Shepherd and the Wolf     510
The Lion, Jupiter, and the Elephant     510
The Pig and the Sheep     512
The Gardener and His Dog     512
The Rivers and the Sea     513
The Lion in Love     513
The Bee-Keeper     513
The Wolf and the Horse     514
The Bat, the Bramble, and the Seagull     515
The Dog and the Wolf     515
The Wasp and the Snake     516
The Eagle and the Beetle     516
The Fowler and the Lark     517
The Fisherman Piping     518
The Weasel and the Man     519
The Ploughman, the Ass, and the Ox     519
Demades and His Fable     519
The Monkey and the Dolphin     520
The Crow and the Snake     521
The Dogs and the Fox     521
The Nightingale and the Hawk      521
The Rose and the Amaranth     522
The Man, the Horse, the Ox, and the Dog     522
The Wolves, the Sheep, and the Ram     523
The Swan     523
The Snake and Jupiter     524
The Wolf and His Shadow     524
The Ploughman and the Wolf     525
Mercury and the Man Bitten by an Ant     525
The Wily Lion     526
The Parrot and the Cat     526
The Stag and the Lion     527
The Impostor     527
The Dogs and the Hides     528
The Lion, the Fox, and the Ass     528
The Fowler, the Partridge, and the Cock     529
The Gnat and the Lion     530
The Farmer and His Dogs     531
The Eagle and the Fox     532
The Butcher and His Customers     533
Hercules and Minerva     533
The Fox Who Served a Lion     534
The Quack Doctor     534
The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox     535
Hercules and Plutus     536
The Fox and the Leopard     536
The Fox and the Hedgehog     537
The Crow and the Raven     537
The Witch     538
The Old Man and Death     538
The Miser     539
The Foxes and the River     540
The Horse and the Stag     540
The Fox and the Bramble     541
The Fox and the Snake     541
The Lion, the Fox, and the Stag     541
The Man Who Lost His Spade     543
The Partridge and the Fowler     543
The Runaway Slave     544
The Hunter and the Woodman     544
The Serpent and the Eagle     545
The Rogue and the Oracle     545
The Horse and the Ass     546
The Dog Chasing a Wolf     547
Grief and His Due     547
The Hawk, the Kite, and the Pigeons     547
The Woman and the Farmer     548
Prometheus and the Making of Man     549
The Swallow and the Crow     549
The Hunter and the Horseman     549
The Goatherd and the Wild Goats     550
The Nightingale and the Swallow     551
The Traveller and Fortune     551
The Ambitious Fox and the Unapproachable Grapes     551
The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull     554
The Pampered Lapdog and the Misguided Ass     557
The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven     559
The Confiding Peasant and the Maladroit Bear     561
Some Selected Proverbs     564
Afghan     564
Chinese     564
English     565
German     569
Italian     571
Kurdish     572
Nigerian     574
Russian     577
Bible Stories     579
The Story of Adam and Eve     579
The Story of Noah and the Ark     583
The Tower Of Babel     590
The Story of Hagar and Ishmael     593
The Story of Abraham and Isaac     599
The Story of Jacob     603
The Story of the Ladder That Reached To Heaven     610
The Story of Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors     614
The Dreams of a King     619
The Story of the Money in the Sacks     627
The Mystery of the Lost Brother     632
The Story Of Moses, The Child Who Was Found In The River     639
The Story of Gideon and His Three Hundred Soldiers     644
The Story of Samson, the Strong Man     652
The Story of Ruth, the Gleaner     664
The Story of David, the Shepherd Boy     670
The Story of the Fight with the Giant     676
The Story of Solomon and His Temple     681
The Story of Elijah, the Prophet     685
The Story of the Fiery Furnace     688
The Story of Daniel in the Lions' Den     694
The Story Of Jonah And The Whale     698
The Story Of Jesus, The Babe Of Bethlehem     703
The Story of the Star and the Wise Men     706
The Story of the Child in the Temple     712
The Story of the Stranger at the Well     716
The Story of the Fishermen     721
Feeding the Multitudes     725
Jesus Calms the Tempest     729
The Story of the Sermon on the Mount     731
The Story of the Miracle Worker     736
The Good Shepherd and the Good Samaritan     743
The Story of the Palm Branches     748
The Story of the Betrayal     752
The Story of the Empty Tomb     757
The Story of Stephen, the First Martyr     769
The Apostle Paul     773

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