TICKLE-TOE RHYMES by Joan Knight

TICKLE-TOE RHYMES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Following the pattern of ""This Little Piggy Went to Market,"" a baker's dozen of fanciful rhymes about various animals from hippos to grizzlies. The first verse may be the funniest: ""One little piggy wore leggings,/Two little piggies wore wigs,/Three little piggies wore bustles,/Four little piggies did jigs,/Five little piggies wore nothing at all/And said that the others were prigs."" Wallner extends the humor considerably, devising scenes that creatively incorporate all 15 animals in each rhyme in lively activity; in the sample given, each group is in a different room of a single house--except for the five who cavort with towels outdoors, having left the shower on full blast. Lots of variety here, lots of fun, and plenty of entrancing details to discover on rereading.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard/Watts