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Paperback The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles Book

ISBN: 0689711530

ISBN13: 9780689711534

The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

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Book Overview

The Caldecott Medal-winning collection of classic American rhymes, songs, and jingles. Beautifully rendered illustrations accompany well-known nursery rhymes, counting-out games, skipping-rope songs, finger games, and other schoolyard classics beloved by generations of American children. Collected from across America, The Rooster Crows features rhymes both old and new, and will be a perfect addition to any child's collection.

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4 ratings

You can always find room for another book of nursery rhymes!

Especially this one. The artwork is interesting, and not all of the rhymes are going to be familiar to you and your child. Anybody looking for another rhyme to bounce a kid to or to recite or sing to shut them up, you can't spend a better $10 than on this book.

Peas with Honey

This book was the staple of my rocking chair reading as a child, and it spurred my imagination in a dozen ways. First my mother read them to me, then the book became my own. Thirty years since I last pressed my face to its pages, I raised it with my Creative Writing students this morning in modeling a poetry exercise about how words first impact our lives. There is something other-worldly about the illustrations here, too -- surreal perhaps, even unsettling in the way the best art is. I don't pretend that the verse or the images are cutting edge, or high art, but there is in them something wonderfully off-kilter, and soothing at the same time.

A wonderful collection

I love this book and enjoy reading it to my daughter. She loves it, because she has a sense of reading, having memorized many of the verses. It is a wonderful collection of children's rhymes and verses. I feel a real continuity between my own childhood and my daughter's by sharing these with her, as my own mother and grandmother shared these same rhymes with me. A treasure to keep.

Famous and not-so-famous rhymes, many uniquely American.

A very nice collection of rhymes for children, most of which are uniquely American. This is not only a nice little book for children and for the serious student of children literature (it won the 1946 Caldecott Medal for best illustration in a book for children), it is also a source of Americana.
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