Schoolyard Rhymes

Schoolyard Rhymes

Kids' Own Rhymes for Rope Skipping, Hand Clapping, Ball Bouncing, and Just Plain Fun

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
"Schoolyard rhymes are catchy and fun. They are easy to remember. In fact, they stick in the mind like bubble gum to a shoe." writes Judy Sierra in her introduction to this lively collection of traditional playground chants. Included are more than 50 verses ranging from the familiar jump rope rhyme about the mythical lady with the alligator purse to less familiar counting-out ones, from funny rhymes for ball-bouncing and hand-clapping games to "Liar, liar, pants on fire, nose as long as a telephone wire" and other choice insults of children. Melissa Sweet includes bright, colorful fabric swatches in her watercolor-and-pencil collages to perfectly capture the spirit of these funky, street-smart verses that children love to recite and chant.

Baker & Taylor
Provides a compilation of more than fifty fun, silly, and teasing rhymes commonly heard in playgrounds and at recess.

& Taylor

Provides a compilation of more than fifty fun, silly, and teasing rhymes for readers that can be used in jump-roping games, ball-bouncing competitions, or just for everyday fun!

Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375825163
Branch Call Number: J 398.8 SCH
398.8 SCH
Characteristics: 31 p. ; col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Sweet, Melissa - Illustrator


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