SCHOOLYARD RHYMES by Judy Sierra

SCHOOLYARD RHYMES

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Drawing on her Ph.D. in folklore, Sierra has compiled an upbeat selection of dozens of schoolyard rhymes and funny poems, complemented by Sweet’s charming illustrations in watercolor and fabric collage. The collection includes many old clapping games and jump rope rhymes that have been around for generations, as well as familiar short chants and funny verses. The illustrations bring a fresh focus to the collection with a sophisticated design that includes tiny columns of the typeset rhymes creatively enhancing the illustrations, outlining a palm tree or serving as jump ropes. There are many available collections of children’s traditional rhymes, but this one uses bright colors, great illustrations and pleasing design elements to reach out to contemporary children. Includes an index of first lines and an author’s note. (Nonfiction. 4-8)

Pub Date: July 12th, 2005
ISBN: 0-375-82516-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Knopf
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2005




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