Like Wallace's Witch. . . and Monster Poems, this is another collection of 17 short rhymes by standard children's writers, old (de la Mare, Laura E. Richards) and new (Shel Silverstein, Dennis Lee, X. J. Kennedy). Ranging from the ubiquitous chant ""Fe Fi Fo Fum"" to James Stephens' quieter ""In the Orchard""--with Prelutsky's rollicking ""Huffer and Cuffer"" the likely hit of the batch--it's another predictable assortment; but then if the choices are obvious, so are the uses. Margot Tomes keys her style to each selection, while maintaining a suitable balance of bounce and grisliness overall.