Publisher description for Read-aloud rhymes for the very young / selected by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Marc Brown ; with an introduction by Jim Trelease.


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Counter First published in 1986 and just as fresh and relevant today, this widely acclaimed, child-friendly poetry anthology is now being reissued with a striking new jacket. In his introduction to this book Jim Trelease, bestselling author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, writes, “No one better recognizes the essence of the child-poetry connection than poet and anthologist Jack Prelutsky. . . . Here are more than 200 little poems to feed little people with little attention spans to help both grow. Marc Brown’s inviting illustrations add a visual dimension to the poems, which further engage young imaginations.” The poems are by 119 of the best-known poets of the 20th century.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Children's poetry, American, Children's poetry, English, Nursery rhymes, Recitations, American poetry Collections, English poetry Collections