STREET RHYMES AROUND THE WORLD by Jane Yolen

STREET RHYMES AROUND THE WORLD

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Age Range: 4 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

Sixteen countries plus the Native American Cheyenne are represented in this attractive oversize collection of counting rhymes and other traditional games, each with a double spread that includes two or more rhymes illustrated by an artist who still lives in the country. Some of these are familiar (Denmark's Svend Otto S., Britain's Jill Bennett), more will be new to Americans, but all bring skill and a unique vision of their own cultures to their art. Each rhyme is given in English plus its original language, with Yiddish, Russian, Tamil, Chinese, Greek, etc. adapted to the Roman alphabet so that children can "hear" bow they sound. The translations preserve sense, rhythm, and even rhyme; they also retain the originals' nonsense sounds and, most important, their sense of fun. A grand resource for preschool caregivers or older children. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)

Pub Date: April 30th, 1992
ISBN: 1-878093-53-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1992




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