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Nursery Rhymes Books

1. The Random House Children's Treasury : Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes & Nonsense Verse by Alice Mills, Hardcover: 448 pages, Publisher: Gramercy
With over 200,000 copies sold, this beautifully color illustrated Children's Treasury is full of fairy tales, nursery rhymes and children's verse that will entertain the entire family. Many favorites are presented, including Cinderella, The Owl and the Pussycat, Rumpelstiltzkin, Aesop's Fables, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Thumbelina. These stories are both enchanting and educational, combining simple morals with delightful fantasy. A classic volume, this book is a bounty of imagination, whimsy and magic to cherish for generations.

2. Anna Banana: 101 Jump Rope Rhymes by Joanna Cole, Alan Tiegreen, Paperback: 64 pages, Publisher: Harper Trophy
How many times can you jump rope? This rhyme makes the game of rope jumping even more fun. It's a counting rhyme, and there are lots of others like it. There are also red-hot pepper rhymes for jumping very fast, and rhymes for jumping in and out of the rope. There are even fortune-telling rhymes that answer questions and help you predict the future! The rhymes in this book began as a way to keep the rhythm while jumping rope, but they also lent poetry and humor to the game. Here are over one hundred traditional rhymes that will make rope jumping challenging and, best of all, fun.

3. Old Macdonald Had a Farm: A Pop-Up Book by Frances Cony, Iain Smyth, Hardcover: 12 pages, Publisher: Orchard Books
Brilliantly colored and chock-full of ingenious mechanical devices, this is an eye-catching, toe-tapping interactive treat for preschoolers. Pull the tab and Old MacDonald¹s tractor roars to life with a chug, chug here and a chug, chug there. Turn the page and a flock of frisky sheep pop up with here¹s a baa, there¹s a baa, everywhere a baa, baa! Best of all, the rousing final spread boasts a clever text wheel that invites children to sing along.

4. Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies (Wee Sing (Paperback)) by Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp, Paperback, Publisher: Price Stern Sloan
Wonderful collection of nursery Rhymes and lullabies. The voices used are very soothing. The voices used are very soothing.

5. And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens, Susan Stevens Crummel, Hardcover: 56 pages, Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
The authors pick up where the nursery rhyme leaves off in this witty, entertaining romp. Young readers will "laugh to see such sport," as characters from fairy tales and Mother Goose mingle, make puns, and occasionally join forces to find the wandering tableware. The hilarious facial expressions and lively scenes by Janet Stevens invite readers to stay a while on each page. Stevens is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Tops and Bottoms. She and her sister-collaborator have previously teamed up on Cook-a-Doodle-Doo!, Shoe Town, and Tumbleweed Stew. (Ages 5 to 8 ) - Emilie Coulter